Study in DC

Combining academic rigor and real world experience

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DC Semester Program

The DC Semester Program is an academic experience with an internship component open to students in all majors and disciplines over fall and spring semesters. Coursework taught by W&M professors is complemented by DC based site visits and speakers.  Participating scholars get extensive help in finding an internship and counseling on how to succeed in that internship. Students earn six to eight credits for their coursework and an additional six credits for the academic work they complete in association with their internship for a total of 12-14 credits for the semester.  Students live in group apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.

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The DC Summer Institutes are intensive courses taught by W&M professors, composed of accelerated classes and ten-week internship over summer break. The Institutes allow undergraduate student fellows to combine classroom and experiential learning, while seeing the dynamic institutions of the DC area first hand. Participating fellows get extensive help in finding an internship and counseling on how to succeed in that internship.  Students can live in group
apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.

DC Summer Session
Maximize your summer with W&M’s first hybrid online classes...in DC! DC Summer Session allows students to earn 3 W&M credits through a 5-week hybrid course of mostly online classwork with four consecutive evenings sessions in DC.

DC Winter Seminars

DC Winter Seminars students earn three W&M credits through this academic opportunity composed of an accelerated course that combines seminar-style discussions with a W&M professor and networking with experts and alums through guest lectures and site visits. Students can live in group apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.

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W&M students earn three W&M credits through a 7-day seminar over spring break while experiencing DC in a structured and guided way.  Students attend seminar-style classes with W&M professors, meet with experts at some of DC’s highest profile institutions, and network with alums.  Students can live in group apartments located in the center of Washington, DC.

Interested in studying in DC? For more information, download the Study in DC brochure!