Apply now for Washington Semester

Apply now for Washington Semester – spring 2006

The Washington Semester is a program that brings students from across the nation to study at American University, Washington, D.C.

Here is the complete menu of semester programs for spring:

  • American Politics
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Transforming Communities (urban social change)
  • Public Law
  • Justice Semester (law enforcement oriented)
  • Justice Semester (criminal justice oriented)
  • International Environment and Development (includes three weeks in South Africa, at extra cost)
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution (includes three weeks in Northern Ireland and Ireland, at extra cost)
  • Economic Policy
  • International Business and Trade
    – Washington Section
    – Washington-China Section (includes three weeks in China, at extra cost)
  • Journalism Semester (print and broadcast media)

Students in this program 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 participate in 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 for the spring 2006 semester. Students who will be either juniors or seniors, and have an overall GPA of 2.5, are eligible to apply. The UST deadline for completing all application materials is Oct. 26, 2005, but earlier application submissions are encouraged.

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