About the Program
The Semester in Washington is operated by George Washington University in partnership with Drew. The program takes students inside the Beltway for an up-close look at American government and politics. Students intern in any of a wide range of political organizations in Washington, take a course on American politics, and conduct a semester-long, in-depth research project. Though the focus is on the American political system, the program’s structure is such that it would benefit students with different interests and in any major. The Washington Semester is a sixteen-credit program in which students enroll in two required courses for a total of 8 credits and do an internship for an additional 8 credits. Offered every year in the Spring semester.