Student Life

Housing and activities will be adapted based on current public health guidelines and will be finalized closer to the start date of the program.

Virtual Format

Participants of the virtual program will build personal connections with each other through planned virtual social activities such as trivia games and small group breakout meetings.

“Even though we’ve been online this summer, I really think I’ve made lasting friendships with people from all over the country; something I would’ve never been able to do at my home university.”

Kathryn Goodwin, 2020 Virtual Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Internship: James Martin Center for Academic Renewal

Students enjoying The National Mall at sunset.
During Orientation Weekend, students participate in a guided tour of the monuments at sunset.
In-Person Format

Outside of your classroom and internship, there will be many opportunities to grow personally and create your own D.C. Experience.

  • Enjoy an engaging community of peers in furnished housing in the heart of Washington, DC
  • Participate in social activities planned to help you make life-long friends
  • Explore the historical and cultural elements of the Nation’s Capital

“One of the greatest gifts I have received is the group of friends I made. I have become very close with four of the ladies and we have had an incredible time exploring Washington, DC. Some of our favorite things to do: cheer on the Nationals, go to brunch on the wharf, and check off our Smithsonian bucket list! We are already planning our reunion as well.”

Emily Ferguson, Emory University
Intern, SAP