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Washington DC College Visits

on February 21, 2010 in College Visits
George Washington University

George Washington University

Washington, DC, offers a myriad of choices for students who are interested in studying in this vibrant urban setting. While many universities boast internships as a way to entice students, accessibility during the school year can be problematic. On the other hand, Washington, DC, provides endless opportunities for research and internships in a wide variety of venues. With easy access to extensive public transportation, students may intern during the school year without jeopardizing their academic schedules. I recently revisited many of these institutions to get updates on programs, as the current interest level for studying in Washington, DC, is very high.

George Washington University offers the most urban alternative for students. For students who know what they want to pursue in graduate education, GW offers several combined degree programs including a BA/JD and BA/MD. Start by exploring the many options available to GW undergraduates. The Political Communications Program is one of the only programs of its kind offered in the World; this degree combines political science, journalism, and communication and provides extensive opportunities for hands-on experience. Accomplished professionals such as diplomats, speechwriters, and political strategists bring real-world insight to the classroom. Students interested in history and government may want to explore extensive offerings that include Middle East Studies, Criminal Justice, Peace Studies, Linguistics, and Archaeology. The International Affairs Program continues to be one of the most popular, with students studying abroad in several GW-managed programs. Students in the School of Business may study at Sciences Po in Paris and participate in site visits to companies like Pfizer, Moet et Chandon, and L’Oreal.

American University, located near many of the embassies in Washington, DC, is a favorite for students interested in studying international business, business and music, film and media, and the arts.Students at American University are politically active and enjoy the benefits of a small campus with active faculty participation.


Georgetown University

Georgetown University continues to be a popular choice for those students with strong academic, leadership, and community service experience. This highly selective Jesuit university is popular with students interested in studying international relations, economics, history, government, and philosophy. Students take a first-year Jesuit core and enjoy a strong sense of community, Division I sports, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and activities.

Located near Washington, DC, in Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University is continuing to expand on-campus housing options as it draws students from around the world. Economics is one of the most popular programs at GMU. Students with an interest in criminal justice, law and society, or homeland security and justice can study in the Administration of Justice Program.

Read more here about my visits to colleges in the surrounding area including Gettysburg College, University of Virginia, William & Mary, the University of Richmond, and others.

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