Dickinson Semester in Washington

The Dickinson Semester in Washington is conducted in partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Seminars.  Since its inception in 1975, The Washington Center (TWC) has provided over 24,000 students with comprehensive, participatory learning experiences in and around Washington, D.C. The program provides students with the opportunity to earn four credits during a semester (3 credits in the summer) of experiential immersion in our nation’s capital.

Students earn credit in three ways:

  • Internship:  Students work at their internship sties four-and-a-half days a week (2 credits during the academic year; 1 credit during the summer term);
  • Academic seminar:  Students earn a credit by taking an academic seminar course one night a week (1 credit);
  • Independent study project: Students also earn credit by completing an independent study project with a Dickinson faculty member (1 credit).

TWC’s experiential learning components and Dickinson’s academically based structure work together to provide students with the opportunity to experience and explore various career paths while sampling the intellectual and cultural diversity of our nation’s capital. The Dickinson Semester in Washington integrates seamlessly with a well-rounded Dickinson education that is designed to promote future success — and leadership –in the public, private and nonprofit sectors of society.

For more information about how to apply:

Kristine Barrick, Program Associate
Office of Global Education
Stern Center for Global Educ, Room 016
(717) 245-1342

For more information on programmatic issues:

Jim Hoefler, TWC Liaison at Dickinson
Professor of Political Science
Denny Hall 206
(717) 245-131

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