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.

  • Applications for this opportunity are now closed. Applications for the Spring 2019 Semester will open in August.
  • Email Program Coordinator [[rrtucker, Rhys Tucker]] with any questions.
Now Featuring Elective DC Spotlight Series: "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 Engagement and Leadership Drew Stelljes.
Why this Program?

William & Mary brings 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.