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USC Dornsife Washington D.C. Program



USC's Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program provides students with a unique, semester-long opportunity to study and work in the nation's capital. The immersive program provides a tailored "D.C. experience." Students take courses drawn from areas with direct policy relevance such as international relations, the political process, and economics. All courses are taught by USC faculty and practitioners with extensive real world experience and who are experts in their respective fields. The Dornsife DC Program is open to students of all majors. As part of the Program all students complete an internship with one of Washington's many policy-focused organizations, such as government agencies, NGOs, advocacy groups, think tanks, consulting firms, and congressional offices. The program assists students in finding internships that offer the best work experience to complement the student's program of student and career goals. Additionally, the Program offers a dynamic series of co-curricular and cultural events that includes a speaker series, visits to area attractions and institutions, and professional development workshops. Students are apprised of and encouraged to attend many of the various events held weekly around the D.C. area, such as think tank panels, book launches, embassy open houses, and congressional hearings.


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