McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common , Room UC
Phone: (415) 422-5662
The USF in Washington D.C. program is a semester-long
program offered in conjunction with American University (AU) in
Washington D.C. and sponsored by the McCarthy Center for Public Service
and the Common Good. This program offers students an opportunity to
learn and serve in the nation's capital.
Participating students will intern with an organization in
Washington - e.g., the Congress, federal agencies, or an NGO national
headquarters -- while taking classes at American University. Coursework
includes: a policy seminar (8 units), an internship (4 units), and a
research project or elective (4 units). Students concentrate in one of
12 program areas including: American Politics, Contemporary Islam,
Economic Policy, Foreign Policy, International Business and Trade,
International Environment and Development, International Law and
Organizations, Journalism, Print and Broadcast Media, Justice, Peace and
Conflict Resolution, Public Law, and Transforming Communities.
The program is open to all USF students with at least
sophomore standing and 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students complete an
application to be accepted into the program and are required to have
completed at least an introductory course relevant to their area of
concentration before they leave for Washington. Students register for
the coursework taken at AU through USF, so the units and grades
completed apply fully to their USF degree requirements. Housing and
meal plans are available through AU.
Interested students can get more information from the
McCarthy Center, (415) 422-5662, and also by visiting the McCarthy
Center website: http://www.usfca.edu/centers/mccarthy / or American
University's website: http://www.washingtonsemester.com.
Suzette DeGrange, Senior Associate Director for
Multicultural Recruitment and Retention