Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Explore a semester in Washington DC
Experience the nation’s capital while furthering your studies
Engage with the global and national policy making world
Washington, D.C. is at the center of global affairs. It is home to government agencies, many of the world’s leading think-tanks, numerous international organizations and a range of non-governmental organizations. Here, the most significant policy decisions are debated and made, holding both domestic and international importance.
The Washington Semester in Global Engagement is a unique 15 credit program open to all Virginia Tech majors. The Washington Semester consists of a combination of courses on global affairs, internships opportunities, workshops, seminars and networking opportunities with DC professionals and policy makers. It offers students the opportunity to experience policy-making firsthand, and explore the wealth of political and cultural opportunities available in Washington D.C area.
Stay on track for graduation whilst obtaining skills which will help your career opportunities in virtually any sphere.
– Open for sophomores (by year not credit), Juniors and Seniors in all majors
– Minimum 3.00 GPA.
– Housing is available in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
The Washington Semester in Global Engagement is a competitive program. Numbers are limited to 12 participants. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to early applications. Apply early to avoid disappointment.
Fall 2017: The final deadline to apply is Friday May 5, 2017.
Applications for Spring 2018 will be accepted: March 27- May 5, 2017 and September 4 – October 9, 2017.
Please click here for: Washington Semester in Global Engagement Application
Further inquires contact: Director, Washington Semester in Global Engagement: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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