Campus advisor: Dr. Joseph Cammarano
The Washington Semester program is a distinct division of American University with its own separate campus, faculty, and curriculum. There are seven programs offered by the Washington Semester program from which to choose: American Politics; Global Economics and Business; Foreign Policy; Sustainable Development; International Law and Organizations; Journalism & New Media; Justice and Law.
The 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. 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 academic year prior to the intended semester of study. Students accepted to the Washington Semester Program are required to enroll in an independent research course within their chosen concentration in addition to the internship and seminar courses.
Those wishing to apply need to submit the following material to the PC campus advisor:
In 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