Study in DC

Combine academic rigor and real world experience

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DC Semester Program

The DC Semester Program is an academic experience with an internship component open to students in all majors and disciplines over fall and spring semesters. Coursework taught by W&M professors is complemented by DC based site visits and speakers.  Participating scholars get extensive help in finding an internship and counseling on how to succeed in that internship. Students earn six to eight credits for their coursework and an additional six credits for the academic work they complete in association with their internship for a total of 12-14 credits for the semester.  Students live in group apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.pic 25

DC Summer Institutes

The DC Summer Institutes are intensive courses taught by W&M professors, composed of accelerated classes and ten-week internship over summer break. The Institutes allow undergraduate student fellows to combine classroom and experiential learning, while seeing the dynamic institutions of the DC area first hand. Participating fellows get extensive help in finding an internship and counseling on how to succeed in that internship.  Students can live in group apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.

DC Summer Session

The DC Summer Session is an opportunity for students spending their summer in the DC area to take the same rigorous courses they can take on campus. Many of the pic 2
courses offered are popular GERs. The DC Summer Session calendar is identical to that of Summer Sessions on campus. Classes meet in the late afternoon and evenings during the week to accommodate working schedules.


DC Winter Seminars

DC Winter Seminars students earn three W&M credits through this academic opportunity composed of an accelerated course that combines seminar-style discussions with a W&M professor and networking with experts and alums through guest lectures and site visits. Students can live in group apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.

DC Spring Break Seminars

W&M students earn three W&M credits through a 7-day seminar over spring break wh
ile experiencing DC in a Pic 21structured and guided way.  Students attend seminar-style classes with W&M professors, meet with experts at some of DC’s highest profile institutions, and network with alums.  Students can live in group apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.

Interested in studying in DC? For more information, download the Study in DC brochure!