The University of Georgia Washington Semester program provides the amazing opportunity to earn class credit while gaining valuable work experience. In DC, students earn academic credit for their internship that they arrange through their major. Additionally, students participate in two courses in DC: one formal lecture or discussion style class, and the other a seminar that takes students around the city. Students in the past have had access to both amazing sites and people through these seminars! For example, students have visited CIA headquarters, met with Justice Clarence Thomas, and had lunch with President Morehead.
In addition to the six credit hours taught in DC, students are required to add coursework to their schedules for a minimum of 12 credit hours. In most cases, this is achieved by the addition of internship and/or directed study coursework.