The Lutheran College Washington Consortium
The Lutheran College Washington Semester is a small, personalized program where students live, study, and intern while earning a full semester of academic credit from their college. Located in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, VA, across the Key Bridge from Georgetown, students enjoy condo living in the complex where LCWS also maintains administrative offices, classrooms, computer lab, conference room, and study lounge.
Fall and spring semesters are offered during which students attend internships on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays students attend field trips, briefings, tours, and various other activities. Students earn 15 Valpo credit hours. Students register at Valparaiso University for the Washington Consortium Semester and pay to this University the tuition and general fee. Expenses for travel, meals, and lodging are paid directly by the students.
Washington Semester Program
Due to an agreement between Valparaiso University and the American University, Washington, D.C., students are able to spend a semester of their junior year studying at American University. This program is designed to give students and first hand experience on a broad range of governmental and Political activities in Washington through field visits, consultation with officials and evaluations sessions led by academic instructors. The program includes focuses on Politics, Urban Politics, Science and Technology, International Development, Foreign Policy, and/or Economic Policy and Justice. All of these will qualify for full credit toward graduation from Valparaiso University. To apply you will need to speak with your academic advisor. The fee is the same as the cost of a semester at Valparaiso University. All travel, meal, and lodging expenses are paid directly by the student.
For more information, please contact Prof. Amy Atchison.
Valparaiso University maintains overseas study centers in England, Germany, Mexico, and China and exchange programs or cooperative agreements with many universities all over the world. When studying at Valpo-approved programs, all credits earned at overseas institutions count as credits at Valpo. For more information, contact Valpo's Office of International Programs.