The School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech offers three undergraduate experiential learning options for Washington Semester. These practice-based experiences expose students to policy-making through a mix of courses, field visits, and career-bridging internships.
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General ItemWashington, D.C. Semester, Leadership through Policy & Governance (WSLG)
[SUMMER SEMESTER] Undergraduate VT students gain hands-on learning through 30‐hour week internships in public, private, or non‐profit organizations, in addition to classroom learning and professional development sessions in career preparation and employment sectors.
General ItemWashington, D.C. Semester in Global Engagement (WSGE)
[SPRING SEMESTER] This unique 15 credit program is open to undergraduate VT students. The Washington Semester in Global Engagement consists of a combination of courses on global affairs, internships opportunities, workshops, seminars and networking opportunities with D.C. professionals and policymakers.
General ItemWashington Experience: U.S. Congressional Oversight in Action
[WINTER SEMESTER] Open to graduate and undergraduate students, this two week-long seminar takes participants behind the headlines to meet with and learn directly from the many varieties of professionals engaged in government oversight.