William and Mary

For Prospective Students

The W&M in Washington 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 2015 Semester

The theme for the Fall 2015 Semester is "Working for Change: The History and Politics of Social Movements," taught by Professor Heather Macdonald of the Geology Department and Professor Suzanne Raitt of the English Department.

  • Applications for the Fall 2015 semester are now open! Click here to apply!
  • There will be an Information Session for the Fall 2015 semester on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30pm in the James Room of the Sadler Center.
  • Application close on Wednesday, February 11 at 5:00pm.
  • Email [[smlovern, Steven Lovern]] with any questions.
Why this Program?

William & Mary is bringing its commitment to academic excellence and dedication to public service to the W&M in Washington Program. Although more than 50 schools run programs for undergraduate students in Washington, the W&M Program is unique. Students take classes with a W&M professor, live in the heart of Washington, 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.