Monday, September 19, 2011

Capital Semester in Washington, DC

January 11 - April 28, 2012
Courses Accredited by Georgetown University
Spring 2012 Early Application Deadline: October 1, 2011

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Capital Semester program combines a substantive professional experience in public policy, international affairs or economics for 25 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University.  This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Children’s Rights Council
  • Congressional Offices
  • Eastman Kodak
  • First Book
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Institute for World Politics
  • New Leaders for New Schools
  • Philanthropy Roundtable
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Internships - Competitive placements with government agencies, congressional offices, public policy groups, international affairs organizations and nonprofit organizations
  • Classes - 12 credit hours in political science and economics and from Georgetown University
  • Housing - Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Guest Lectures - With Washington’s top policy and economics experts
  • Exclusive Briefings - At the World Bank, State Department, Pentagon and Federal Reserve
  • Leadership & Professional Development - Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking - Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
  • Scholarships - Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

APPLICATION INFORMATIONApplications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of November 1, 2011, but students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline in order to receive 5% off the tuition balance and priority consideration for scholarship awards and internship placement.  There is a substantial amount of scholarship funding available, and awards are made based on financial need and merit.

Details about the program and an online application may be found at

Questions may be directed to Dana Faught, Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, at or 202.986.0384.

Fund For American Studies
1621 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009

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