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The DC Winter Seminars are open to current seniors, juniors, exceptional sophomores, December graduates, and graduate students in all majors and disciplines!

Winter Seminar 2020 will run January 3-11.

First Year Students

Unfortunately, first year students cannot apply during the fall application period, however first year students are welcome to apply during the spring application period to complete the opportunity in their sophomore year.


American Politics: None

International Relations: None

Urban Education: None 

How to Apply

Academic Probation, Suspension, Medical Withdrawal or Underload

Students on academic probation during the time they are abroad are not eligible to participate in Study in DC opportunities. If you are on academic probation or on a medical withdrawal or underload, you must receive approval from the Dean of Students in order to participate in Study in DC opportunities.

Students who are on Disciplinary Probation or Deferred Suspension status are ineligible to participate in Study in DC opportunities during their first full semester in such status. If a sanction endures beyond one full semester (15 academic weeks), the student may petition the Director of Community Values & Restorative Practices for an exception. The Director, or designee, will make the final decision in consultation with Washington Center staff, and that decision will be final and is not appealable.

If you do not get approval, you may NOT participate in Study in DC opportunities. Students are required to report to the Washington Center any changes in academic or judicial status, even after acceptance into a program, which may affect their eligibility to participate in their accepted program, even if such a change results in a financial loss.

Overload/Late Add

Please note, DC Winter Seminars will fall on students' fall transcripts.  Students over 18 credits (including the 3 DC Winter Seminars credits) for fall semester will need to petition for an overload/late add through the Committee on Academic Status.  Students MUST submit their petition by Friday, October 4, 2019 for Winter Seminars 2020.