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 Center in Dupont Circle. Students live in group apartments located in the heart of Washington, DC.

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Fall 2020 Semester

The theme for the Fall 2020 Semester is "Politics in the Era of Social Media," taught by Professor Jaime Settle of the Government Department. 

  • Applications for the Fall 2020 Semester are current closed.
    • Applications will open on January 6, 2020 at 9 am.
  • Email [[rrtucker, Rhys Tucker]] with any questions.
  • Financial assistance is available for this program.
  • Find out more about the application process here.
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 W&M 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.