DC Semester Program

The DC Semester Program is an academic opportunity with an internship component managed by the W&M Washington Center. The program is open to students in all majors and disciplines, and financial assistance is available. DC Semester Program scholars receive 6-8 credits for their coursework and an additional 6 credits for the academic work they complete in association with their internship.

Classes are taught by W&M professors and are held at the W&M Washington Center in Dupont Circle. Students live in group apartments located in the heart of Washington, DC.

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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 [[rrtucker, Rhys Tucker]] with any questions.
  • Financial assistance is available for this program.       
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. 
Program Benefits
  • Get a close-up view of Washington’s dynamic governmental, advocacy, research, international, and cultural institutions
  • Enjoy Washington’s rich cultural and social opportunities
  • Come face-to-face with expert guest speakers/alums from all over Washington
  • Study in a seminar setting with an experienced William & Mary professor
  • Build your résumé by participating in a professional internship
  • Get a leg up on Summer and full-time employment opportunities
  • Learn more about the program.