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Ursinus is one of more than 200 institutions participating in the Washington Semester Program, a cooperative arrangement conducted by American University in Washington, D.C. The program offers several specializations, including the American Politics Semester, the Economic Policy Semester, the Justice Semester, the Foreign Policy Semester, the Journalism Semester, and the Art and Architecture Semester. These programs give selected juniors and seniors an opportunity to work with people and resources in the nation’s capital so as to understand better the dynamics of American politics and policymaking.
Under the direction of full-time faculty from American University, students participate in seminars with governmental officials, lobbyists, and media representatives; they arrange an internship with one of the three branches of the national government, political parties, interest groups, research organizations, or the media; and they may complete a major research project on a current issue or policy problem. Candidates for selection should have a firm grounding in the area they wish to study. Students pay American University’s tuition and fees. Interested students should contact Dr. Gerard Fitzpatrick (Department of Politics).
Howard Semester Program
This program allows Ursinus students to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., under an exchange agreement between the two institutions. Students wishing to participate will normally do so for one semester in their junior year. Students pay Howard University’s tuition and fees. Interested students should contact Paulette Patton (Multicultural Services Office).