Studying in Washington, D.C. as part of your college education will provide you with access to some of the world's best and brightest minds while giving you training and experience in fields ranging from policy and judicial affairs to global development and scientific research. The experience will help you examine career possibilities, develop networks of people to help you after graduation, secure valuable recommendations and complement and deepen the classroom learning you participate in both in D.C and on the Danforth Campus.
Additionally, Washington, D.C. is a vibrant metropolitan area. The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia (affectionately known as the "DMV") are centers of culture, art, music and food.
Living in Washington, D.C. puts the world at your fingertips, and will expose you to an area of country other than your hometown and St. Louis, Missouri. With celebrity chef restaurants opening on a regular basis, feature films and television shows being filmed on street corners, Kennedy Center performances, and musical acts at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. is not just a city for politics and government.
The Washington, D.C. Programs will give you a hands-on look at how government policy is made locally, nationally and internationally.