For Prospective Students

The DC Semester Program is an opportunity for students who want to experience working Washington in a structured and supervised way, tapping the dynamic institutions of the Washington Metropolitan Area to provide unparalleled experiential learning opportunities.

Fall 2018 Semester

The theme for the Fall 2018 Semester is "Citizenship, Public Interests, and Democracy," taught by Professor Bill Fisher of the Anthropology Department.

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  • The application for this opportunity is open - apply here!
    • Applications will close on February 12, 2018 at 5 pm. 
  • On campus info session - January 31, 2018, 7-9 pm in the James Room, Sadler Center.
  • Email Program Coordinator [[rrtucker, Rhys Tucker]] with any questions.
Now Featuring Fall 2018 Elective 3-credit Course for DC Semester Program Students: "Ethical Leadership."
  • Co-taught in the W&M Washington Center by:
    • Former FBI Director Jim Comey '82 
    • Executive Assistant Professor of Education and Assistant Vice President for Student Leadership Drew Stelljes.
  • Learn more about the course. 
Why this Program?

William & Mary is bringing its commitment to academic excellence and dedication to public service to the DC Semester Program. Although more than 50 schools run programs for undergraduate students in Washington, William & Mary's is unique. Students take classes with a W&M professor, live in a luxury apartment, and earn credit for working in an internship at an organization whose mission is tied directly to the theme of the semester. And like few other programs, course topics change from semester to semester, allowing professors to teach their expertise and students from a wide range of disciplines to participate. Financial Assistance is available for this program.