Washington Semester Programs

Washington Semester Programs Established in 1947, the Washington Semester Program offers students from around the world with academic & prof. development opportunities in DC.

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#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Saturday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp o...
07/22/2021

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Saturday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Washington Semester Programs Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Sydney Johnson.

Sydney is an aspirant lawyer from our partner institution Ithaca College and is, fittingly, interning at the International Law Institute (ILI).

"I am really excited and passionate about my internship at ILI, and I want use my Instagram Takeover to show prospective students what being a DC intern is like and impart some of my experiences with them as well as with other WSP students. I also want to highlight that the stereotypes about internships - that they're too stressful or that the supervisors are demanding and unkind - aren't always accurate."

Be sure to join us this afternoon for her first post.

#WashingtonSemester #intern #internships #WashingtonDC #DC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning American University #americanuniversity #intern

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Saturday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Washington Semester Programs Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Sydney Johnson.

Sydney is an aspirant lawyer from our partner institution Ithaca College and is, fittingly, interning at the International Law Institute (ILI).

"I am really excited and passionate about my internship at ILI, and I want use my Instagram Takeover to show prospective students what being a DC intern is like and impart some of my experiences with them as well as with other WSP students. I also want to highlight that the stereotypes about internships - that they're too stressful or that the supervisors are demanding and unkind - aren't always accurate."

Be sure to join us this afternoon for her first post.

#WashingtonSemester #intern #internships #WashingtonDC #DC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning American University #americanuniversity #intern

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Wednesday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp ...
07/20/2021

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Wednesday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Lauren Block.

Lauren, who's interning at the U.S. Department of the Interior, has joined our venerable program from our partner institution the University of Portland.

"I look forward to discussing my #internship experience through my Instagram Takeovers, and I hope to provide a more personal look into what it's like to be in the Washington Semester Program, interning with a federal agency. I am also willing to answer any questions about my WSP experience through the posts' comment section."

Be sure to join us this afternoon for her first post.

#WashingtonSemester #intern #internships #WashingtonDC #DC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning #UniversityofPortland American University #americanuniversity #DepartmentoftheInterior

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Wednesday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Lauren Block.

Lauren, who's interning at the U.S. Department of the Interior, has joined our venerable program from our partner institution the University of Portland.

"I look forward to discussing my #internship experience through my Instagram Takeovers, and I hope to provide a more personal look into what it's like to be in the Washington Semester Program, interning with a federal agency. I am also willing to answer any questions about my WSP experience through the posts' comment section."

Be sure to join us this afternoon for her first post.

#WashingtonSemester #intern #internships #WashingtonDC #DC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning #UniversityofPortland American University #americanuniversity #DepartmentoftheInterior

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Saturday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp o...
07/15/2021

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Saturday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Washington Semester Programs Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Natalia Rios.

"I remember feeling a little unsure about the program before I joined, but now that I know how great it is, I want to use my ambassador role and Instagram Takeover to help other students feel confident and excited about joining."

A junior at our partner institution Iowa State University, Natalia has experienced an exemplary #WashingtonSemester and is doing some exciting things this summer. Join us this afternoon for her first post!!!

#DC #internship #internships #WashingtonDC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning #IowaStateUniversity American University #americanuniversity #intern

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in today, tomorrow, and Saturday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Washington Semester Programs Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Natalia Rios.

"I remember feeling a little unsure about the program before I joined, but now that I know how great it is, I want to use my ambassador role and Instagram Takeover to help other students feel confident and excited about joining."

A junior at our partner institution Iowa State University, Natalia has experienced an exemplary #WashingtonSemester and is doing some exciting things this summer. Join us this afternoon for her first post!!!

#DC #internship #internships #WashingtonDC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning #IowaStateUniversity American University #americanuniversity #intern

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in tomorrow and Wednesday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Washi...
07/13/2021

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in tomorrow and Wednesday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Washington Semester Programs Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Lauren Wright.

"It is important for Washington Semester students to see and understand what it actually looks like to work in DC."

Lauren joined our program from our partner institution the University of Pittsburgh, and she is excited about sharing her experiences as an #intern at the nonprofit human-animal bond organization People Animals Love. Join us this afternoon for her second post!!!

#WashingtonSemester #internship #internships #WashingtonDC #DC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning #peopleanimalslove #animals #nonprofit #pets #pet #petservice

#InstagramTakeover > Tune in tomorrow and Wednesday for the Instagram Takeover https://www.instagram.com/au_wsp of Washington Semester Programs Summer 2021 Student Ambassador Lauren Wright.

"It is important for Washington Semester students to see and understand what it actually looks like to work in DC."

Lauren joined our program from our partner institution the University of Pittsburgh, and she is excited about sharing her experiences as an #intern at the nonprofit human-animal bond organization People Animals Love. Join us this afternoon for her second post!!!

#WashingtonSemester #internship #internships #WashingtonDC #DC #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning #peopleanimalslove #animals #nonprofit #pets #pet #petservice

It's that time of the semester, when you're becoming acclimated to your summer internships. Now, we'd like to showcase t...
06/22/2021

It's that time of the semester, when you're becoming acclimated to your summer internships. Now, we'd like to showcase them.

As a Washington Semester Programs (WSPs) Summer 2021 Student Ambassador, serve as a representative of the WSPs internship experience, highlighting your internship via three (3) Instagram Takeovers at our @au_wsp Instagram page.

A stipend is available for each ambassador. If you are interested in this opportunity, complete our short application at http://bit.ly/3a1a0SK by 11:59 pm EST, this Friday, June 25, 2021.

Scroll down our Instagram page for samples of previous IG Takeovers. We are excited about hearing from you!

#ExperientialLearning #professionaldevelopment #WashingtonDC #DC #DCinterns #internships #instagramtakeover American University #americanuniversity #spotlight

It's that time of the semester, when you're becoming acclimated to your summer internships. Now, we'd like to showcase them.

As a Washington Semester Programs (WSPs) Summer 2021 Student Ambassador, serve as a representative of the WSPs internship experience, highlighting your internship via three (3) Instagram Takeovers at our @au_wsp Instagram page.

A stipend is available for each ambassador. If you are interested in this opportunity, complete our short application at http://bit.ly/3a1a0SK by 11:59 pm EST, this Friday, June 25, 2021.

Scroll down our Instagram page for samples of previous IG Takeovers. We are excited about hearing from you!

#ExperientialLearning #professionaldevelopment #WashingtonDC #DC #DCinterns #internships #instagramtakeover American University #americanuniversity #spotlight

#SaveTheDate> We look forward to seeing our Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 cohort on Wednesday, June 30th, and...
06/16/2021

#SaveTheDate> We look forward to seeing our Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 cohort on Wednesday, June 30th, and imparting essential #career guidance to foster both #internship and professional development success. Stay tuned for more information. Questions? Contact Amy Morrill Bijeau at [email protected].

American University #americanuniversity #WashingtonSemester #WashingtonDC #DC #intern #internships #DCinternships #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning

#SaveTheDate> We look forward to seeing our Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 cohort on Wednesday, June 30th, and imparting essential #career guidance to foster both #internship and professional development success. Stay tuned for more information. Questions? Contact Amy Morrill Bijeau at [email protected].

American University #americanuniversity #WashingtonSemester #WashingtonDC #DC #intern #internships #DCinternships #professionaldevelopment #experientiallearning

A Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 alum and student award winner, Iyanu Osunmo (from our partner institution Law...
06/10/2021

A Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 alum and student award winner, Iyanu Osunmo (from our partner institution Lawrence University) had a rewarding experience in the Washington Semester Program. Here, she is quoted from a recent home campus student profile, "2 Minutes With Iyanu Osunmo: Insight Into DC Via the Washington Semester Program." Read it here: https://bit.ly/3gai0WE.

Learn more information about our venerable program and career shaping #experientiallearning opportunity at http://bit.ly/washsem.

American University #americanuniversity #washingtonsemester #washingtondc #dc #semesterabroad #WashingtonSemesterPrograms #AU #politics #history #government #professionaldevelopment

A Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 alum and student award winner, Iyanu Osunmo (from our partner institution Lawrence University) had a rewarding experience in the Washington Semester Program. Here, she is quoted from a recent home campus student profile, "2 Minutes With Iyanu Osunmo: Insight Into DC Via the Washington Semester Program." Read it here: https://bit.ly/3gai0WE.

Learn more information about our venerable program and career shaping #experientiallearning opportunity at http://bit.ly/washsem.

American University #americanuniversity #washingtonsemester #washingtondc #dc #semesterabroad #WashingtonSemesterPrograms #AU #politics #history #government #professionaldevelopment

#Excellence > As part of American University's Staff Appreciation Week - a week devoted to celebrating staff members' co...
06/09/2021

#Excellence > As part of American University's Staff Appreciation Week - a week devoted to celebrating staff members' contributions to the university - we honor one of our own, Donna Chapman Williams, who for forty years has beautified the campus with her fountain of outstanding service. Currently a university advisor of student services with Washington Semester Programs, Donna was nominated for the week's most prestigious staff award, the Maria Bueno Lifetime Achievement Award, by American University School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) Dean Jill Klein.

An award designed to promote and recognize outstanding performance by staff at the university, Dean Klein and the faculty and staff of Washington Semester Programs sincerely congratulate Donna on this distinct recognition.

Donna would like to thank Dean Klein for nominating her and AU Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Fanta Aw, along with former AU Deans Carola Weil (SPExS) and David Brown (Washington Semester Program), for stalwartly supporting the nomination.

#AmericanUniversity #service #achievement #congratulations

#Welcome > American University Washington Semester Program and GAP Program students, welcome to our Summer 2021 semester...
06/07/2021

#Welcome > American University Washington Semester Program and GAP Program students, welcome to our Summer 2021 semester!!! We hope that you are enjoying today's #orientation and look forward to seeing you again at our upcoming events and hearing about you shining at your #internships and in your #classes. Best of luck with your exciting first week. See you soon.

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#Excellence > Skylar Volman, a Gap Program student heading to Stanford University this fall, and Amy Ward, a Washington ...
05/14/2021

#Excellence > Skylar Volman, a Gap Program student heading to Stanford University this fall, and Amy Ward, a Washington Semester Program student from our partner institution Beloit College, were both awarded a Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 Student Award, recognition based on academic excellence and outstanding performance in program seminar courses. The professor of their Criminal Legal System course, Jeffrey Crouch, was wowed by the students' scholarly acumen and contribution to class discussions. Congratulations, Skylar and Amy!

Learn more about our Washington Semester Programs at https://bit.ly/2MTU4rf and make #WashingtonDC your classroom next semester!

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#Excellence > Iyanu Osunmo, a Washington Semester Program student from our partner institution Lawrence University, has ...
05/12/2021

#Excellence > Iyanu Osunmo, a Washington Semester Program student from our partner institution Lawrence University, has won a Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 Student Award, recognition based on academic excellence and outstanding performance in program seminar courses. Congratulations, Iyanu!

Learn more about our Washington Semester Programs at https://bit.ly/2MTU4rf and make #WashingtonDC your classroom next semester!

American University #americanuniversity #washingtonsemester #washingtondc #dc #semesterabroad #WashingtonSemesterPrograms #AU #politics #history #lawrenceuniversity

#Excellence > Michael Averill, a Washington Semester Program student from our partner institution Siena College, has won...
05/11/2021

#Excellence > Michael Averill, a Washington Semester Program student from our partner institution Siena College, has won a Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 Student Award, recognition based on his academic excellence and performance in John Calabrese's Managing a Pandemic course. Congratulations, Michael!

Learn more about our Washington Semester Programs at https://bit.ly/2MTU4rf and make #WashingtonDC your classroom next semester!

American University #americanuniversity #washingtonsemester #washingtondc #dc #semesterabroad #WashingtonSemesterPrograms #AU #politics #history #sienacollege

#Excellence > Amy Ward - a Washington Semester Program student from our partner institution Beloit College - has won a W...
05/10/2021

#Excellence > Amy Ward - a Washington Semester Program student from our partner institution Beloit College - has won a Washington Semester Programs Spring 2021 Student Award, based on academic excellence and her performance in professor Richard Semiatin's Political Transitions course. Congratulations, Amy!

Learn more about our Washington Semester Programs at https://bit.ly/2MTU4rf and begin your professional development journey next semester!

#washingtonsemester #washingtondc #dc #semesterabroad #WashingtonSemesterPrograms #AU #politics #history #americanuniversity American University

#ProfessionalDevelopement > Allow our Spring 2021 Washington Semester Programs student ambassador Ria Dutta show you wha...
05/04/2021

#ProfessionalDevelopement > Allow our Spring 2021 Washington Semester Programs student ambassador Ria Dutta show you what it's like to be an American University Gap Program student. Visit our Instagram page (https://bit.ly/2QLkAc4) for Ria's three-day #InstagramTakeover, where the San Jose, California native highlights her research assistant internship at Just Future Project, a grassroots organization focused on challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws.

Visit http://bit.ly/3aIzEfs for more information about our GAP Program, where college bound students test drive their dream careers in the number one location for internships, #WashingtonDC.

#americanuniversity #gapyear #internships #internship #experientiallearning

#ProfessionalDevelopement > Allow our Spring 2021 Washington Semester Programs student ambassador Ria Dutta show you what it's like to be an American University Gap Program student. Visit our Instagram page (https://bit.ly/2QLkAc4) for Ria's three-day #InstagramTakeover, where the San Jose, California native highlights her research assistant internship at Just Future Project, a grassroots organization focused on challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws.

Visit http://bit.ly/3aIzEfs for more information about our GAP Program, where college bound students test drive their dream careers in the number one location for internships, #WashingtonDC.

#americanuniversity #gapyear #internships #internship #experientiallearning

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The Washington Semester Programs provide a platform for ambitious and diverse learners to take advantage of all that Washington, DC has to offer.

Our programs allow students to pursue theirr interests and develop their aptitude through rigorous seminars along with a skill- building internship with one of the many influential organizations in the nation’s capital.

Students leave the programs with a network of global contacts, valuable work experience, enhanced leadership skills, and a solid foundation to support your future career.

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American University Washington Semester Programs combine intensive academic seminars with top-notch internship placement to empower students along their journey of career preparedness. Students utilize the bustling metropolitan backdrop of Washington DC as its principal classroom, facilitating a successful alignment of professional development with academic coursework.

Join one of our WSPs and immerse yourself in experiential learning at its best via optimum course instruction and an ideal DC based internship in your field of interest.

Visit our program websites to obtain additional information. Washington Semester Program: https://www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/ Mentorship Program: https://www.american.edu/spexs/mentorship/ Mentorship UK Program: https://www.american.edu/spexs/mentorship/england/ GAP Program: https://www.american.edu/spexs/augap/

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