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Live, Learn & Intern

Each fall and spring semester, up to thirty-two University of Georgia students live, work and study in Washington, DC through the Washington Semester Program.

Open to All Undergraduates

The Washington Semester is UGA's only DC program combining full-time coursework, internships, and housing.

Full-time Internships & Coursework

Earn at least twelve hours of academic credit while connecting with leaders in public policy, government and business.

Discover DC!

Participate in a variety of cultural, professional, and social opporunities unique to Washington.

  • Live, Learn & Intern
  • Open to All Undergraduates
  • Full-time Internships & Coursework
  • Discover DC!

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Q&A: DC alumni speak out

DC Semester students may share the same friends, classes, meals, and accommodations, but their journey and experiences are unique to themselves.

  • Davis, Laura

    Davis, Laura

    Over the nearly five months that I lived with a view of the Capitol dome, I never once got…

  • Henderson, Catie

    Henderson, Catie

    The DC Semester ignited a desire to really pursue my passions.

  • Thompson, Bert

    Thompson, Bert

    The DC Semester Program allowed me to experience life outside of a textbook, putting the things…

  • Culver, Shelby

    Culver, Shelby

    I learned a lot about all the paths available that lead to a job within environmental law.

  • Uribe, Elmer

    Uribe, Elmer

    The people and the experiences in DC cannot be compared to anything else in the country.

  • Peles, Hadas

    Peles, Hadas

    The Washington Semester Program opened my eyes to the many different people that play a part…

  • Butters, Kelly

    Butters, Kelly

    This experience will change the rest of my life. There is no better way to live, work, and…

  • Bila, Yuliya

    Bila, Yuliya

    I believe Einstein's assertion that "Learning is experience, everything else is just information."…

  • Fedorov, Nicolette

    Fedorov, Nicolette

    DC was the absolute time of my life in every way. I am so grateful for this opportunity.

  • Ward, Delaney

    Ward, Delaney

    This experience taught me as much about myself as it did the field of international affairs.

  • Gold, Spencer

    Gold, Spencer

    The invaluable "real-world" work experience and adventure of living in one of the world's greatest…

  • Hillou, Dalal

    Hillou, Dalal

    Through the program I experienced so many things and met so many unforgettable people that…

  • Gardiner, Richard

    Gardiner, Richard

    Everyday in DC was like a field trip, hardly a day goes by without something life changing…

  • Wiegand, Catherine Land

    Wiegand, Catherine Land

    I learned about many different viewpoints and the way policy makers discuss them.

  • Ragaller, Sabrina

    Ragaller, Sabrina

    The energy and purpose that I experienced from the DC Semester program greatly raised my ambitions…

  • Prior, Ryan

    Prior, Ryan

    It's amazing to be at the center of the national conversation.

  • Knapp, Cody

    Knapp, Cody

    Living in DC is a UGA student's best opportunity to meet and work with ambitious, brilliant…

  • Chambers, Matthew

    Chambers, Matthew

    What impressed me the most about the DC Semester Program was its ability to help students find…

  • Masino, Robert

    Masino, Robert

    It's a great learning experience, prepares you for your professional career, and lets you have…

  • Mansour, Eli

    Mansour, Eli

    The DC Semester gave me a great networking opportunity with like-minded people from around…

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