advisor: Mark Hyde, Political Science, Howley 304, x2627, firstname.lastname@example.org
University Washington Semester Program web site: http://www.american.edu/washingtonsemester/
Washington Semester program is a distinct division of American University with
its own separate campus, faculty, and curriculum. There are ten programs
offered by the Washington Semester program from which to choose: American
Politics; Islam & World Affairs; Global Economics and Business; Foreign
Policy; International Environment and Development; International Law and
Organization; Journalism; Justice and Law; Peace and Conflict Resolution;
Washington Semester Program offered by American University is available on a
competitive basis to four Providence College juniors or first semester seniors
each academic year. PC juniors may attend the program for either the fall or
spring semesters. Seniors are restricted to the fall semester. A Providence
College faculty committee selects the participants from PC. Those wishing to
apply need to submit the following material to the PC campus advisor. PC
students do NOT apply directly to American University. The deadline for
submission of application materials for either the Fall or Spring semesters is
generally February 1 of the sophomore year.
- A cover
letter addressed to the PC campus advisor expressing your interest in and
preparation for the program. You should indicate how the semester in Washington
would contribute to your academic goals in ways not available on the PC campus,
why you have selected a specific program of study, and any other information
about yourself that you think will help the committee make its decision. You
may submit additional material with your letter if you believe it will help the
committee in its decision making. For
example, a student applying for the Journalism Program might submit copies of
his or her articles published in a newspaper.
description of the proposed independent study project to be undertaken in
Washington. (All Providence College students are required to complete the
independent study project option of the Washington Semester curriculum.) The description needs to be at least three
pages in length, include a bibliography of scholarly references, and explicitly
state how resources available in Washington, but not in Providence, will be
utilized for the project.
- A current
Providence College transcript. (Students must have at least 2.5 GPA to apply).
- A completed
“Projected Studies Plan” form available from the Dean’s Office. The completed form must be approved and
signed by the Chair of your major department, the Chair of your minor
department (if applicable), and a Dean.
addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview session with the
committee that chooses the participants.
Students should talk
with the financial aid office at Providence College about portability of aid
and with the office of Residence Life at Providence College about single
semester on-campus living arrangements.
More information regarding the Washington Semester Program