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  • Locations: Washington, D. C., United States; Wheaton, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Wheaton in Washington offers students an inside look into the work of men and women in the nation's capital. After almost two weeks of advanced preparation on campus, we will travel to Washington D.C. to interact with people who work in a wide range of organizations in many different fields.  We fill every weekday interviews and sessions with legislators, congressional aides, interest group and NGO leaders, think tank experts, journalists, religious leaders, lobbyists, administration officials, and more. 
Coursework:  All students will take the 2 courses offered during the program; the courses will be taught by Dr. Kristin Garrett, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Captain David Iglesias, Director of the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics, and Economics
Required Classes taught during the program:
  • PSCI 358 Campaigns in Context (2 credit hours)
  • PSCI 359 Washington Workshop (2 credit hours)
Prerequisites:  All students must have completed PSCI 135: American Government or its equivalent by May 2020.

Non Wheaton-College Applicants: Any applicant that is not a current Wheaton College student will be required to submit a Faculty Recommendation from their home institution.  Please contact the Global Programs and Studies office. 
Program Dates: May 13 - June 5, 2020 (In D.C. May 24 - June 5, 2020)
Anticipated Program CostThe final cost of the program will depend on enrollment numbers. Based on current cost estimates, the program is projected to cost $3,500 - $4,000 per student. The estimated program fee covers tuition for four credit hours, round-trip airfare between Chicago and Washington D.C., lodging in Wheaton and in Washington D.C. area, all weekday meals, ground transportation in Washington D.C. Students are responsible for the cost of any books, weekend meals (Saturday and Sunday) for the duration of the program, and all personal expenses.

Questions?: Contact Donna Struthers or Dr. Kristin Garrett in the Memorial Student Center (MSC). 

This program is currently not accepting applications.