Apply now for Washington Semester in fall 2006

Apply now for Washington Semester in fall 2006

The Washington Semester is a program that brings students from across the nation and the world to study at American University, Washington, D.C. The complete menu of semester programs for spring includes:

  • American Politics
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Transforming Communities (urban social change)
  • Public Law
  • Justice Semester (criminal justice oriented)
  • International Environment and Development (includes module in Brazil at extra cost)
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution (includes module in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia at extra cost)
  • Economic Policy
  • International Business and Trade
    – Washington Section
    – Washington and China Section (includes module in China at extra cost)
  • Journalism Semester (print and broadcast media)

Students undertake a full semester of work – much of it combining field work and research resources in the D.C. area with seminar-oriented classes. In addition, all students undertake a part-time internship in the governmental or private sector that relates to the focus of the program. Four courses (16 credits) are given for the semester, and the credits are transferred back to UST.

Because the University of St. Thomas is affiliated with the Washington Semester program, UST students with financial aid packages may, in most instances, apply these toward the cost of the program. In addition, the Washington Semester has a limited number of partial scholarships for nominees who wish to apply for financial aid in order to be able to attend.  Costs are higher than a semester at UST.

Applications are being accepted now for the fall 2006 semester. Students who will be either juniors or seniors, and have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, are eligible to apply. The UST deadline for completing all application materials is Monday, March 27, 2006, but earlier application submissions are encouraged strongly. Applicants must be nominated by the UST Washington Semester faculty representative.

For more information, contact the UST Washington Semester faculty representative, Dr. Robert Farlow, Political Science Department, Room 420, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts, (651) 962-5722, or Alexander Brosseau, UST Washington Semester student ambassador.