Alma College
Center for Student Opportunity, Tyler Van Dusen
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-7421
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AU Washington Semester

Term To Study: Summer 2016
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2016
Major 1: Economics
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Major 2: English Literature & Creative Writing
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Major 3: International Relations
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Major 4: Political Science & Government
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Major 5: Science Environmental
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Major 6: Business Administration
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Major 7: Religion
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Internship
Link 1: AU Washington Semester website
Link 2: Estimate of Costs
Program Locations: District of Columbia
Contact Phone: 989-463-7247
Contact Name: Off-campus Study, Center For Student Opportunity
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What is Included: Participating students will be assessed the cost of the host program’s tuition, room and board. Other fees invoiced to Alma College by the program will also be added to the Alma College student account. A Registration Fee of $500 will be assessed to help cover administrative costs associated with processes and oversight.
Estimated Costs: For a cost estimate of this program, select the link ESTIMATE OF COSTS above to go to the Alma College Off-Campus Study list of programs. Under the heading COST ESTIMATE, choose the term that interest you. If you decide to apply to the program, download this form and make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office for staff to review your financial aid options. As part of the Off-Campus Study application process, you will be directed to upload this form once you have met with Financial Aid.
au washington semester faq.pdf
Program Description

Washington D.C. is the center of U.S. government, politics, and numerous nonprofit organizations. This makes it the perfect place for an internship in almost any field. Through the American University Washington D.C. program, students gain an advantage with professional experience in the national’s capital, and engage with leaders and decision makers – one on one – through interactive seminars.

American University’s Washington Semester program has three components: an 8 credit seminar three days/week, a 4 credit internship, and a 3-4 credit elective AU course. Student choose from a variety of program emphases including American Politics, Contemporary Islam, Economic Policy, Foreign Policy, International Business, International Environment & Development, International Law & Organizations, Journalism, Public Law, Peace & Conflict Resolution, and Transforming Communities. Internship positions are available online prior to the semester, and students interview during the first two weeks.
Internship information:

American University’s Washington Summer program offers a 9 week internship in areas such as American Politics, Economics & International Business, International Affairs, Journalism & New Media, or Justice & Law. Students attend seminars three days a week for 3 AU credits, intern four and a half days/week, and have the option to complete a research paper for 3 AU Credits.

Students are housed in dorms located on AU’s Tenley Campus, a half mile from the main campus and two blocks from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Stop. These residences provide computer labs, study areas, reading rooms, and a dining room. A University Shuttle provides transportation between main campus, Tenley Campus, and the Metro.

Over 5 million people live in the Washington Metropolitan Area, including individuals from all over the world. Whether exploring the Smithsonian Museums, visiting the historical monuments from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House, walking down the cobblestone streets of historic Georgetown, or eating at the plethora of ethnically diverse restaurants, students find they never run out of things to do.

Application Requirements:
Minimum GPA of 2.5

The FAQ document attached contains helpful program related information specific to Alma College students.

Quick Facts

Population: 313847465
Capital: Washington, DC
Per-capita GDP: $ 49000
Size: 9826675 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

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