Semester in Washington Program
Semester in Washington Program

Semester in Washington Program


A career-defining experience in the heart of D.C.

If you’re a student with a passion for politics, find your path as you study and explore Washington, D.C. at GW.

As a student in the Semester in Washington Program you will learn how political decisions are made, how power is wielded and how government is run. This will be your career-defining experience and the moment when you decide to make a name for yourself in Washington, D.C.

Program participants will be enrolled at George Washington University for a 6-week summer session or a 10-week fall/spring semester.

Now accepting applications for Summer 2024.

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"SIW was the most influential program I participated in while in college. It singlehandedly changed the trajectory of my career, opening doors I never thought possible. Now as a small business owner and an award-winning Democratic political consultant, I can point directly to the moment I knew what my career would be that was SIW graduation day."

Joe Lestingi, President, Black Diamond Campaigns
Partner & Director of Strategic Services, The Chadderdon