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  • Locations: Washington D.C., United States
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: Partner Program Additional Fee (SPU Partner Programs): 6 - $5,000 Fee
Areas of Study: Global Development, Political Science Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Program Description:



The American Studies Program (ASP) in Washington, D.C. connects you and your faith to the institutions and leaders who are impacting issues in public policy and strategic communication. You are independent, but not alone. Future politician or not, you will nurture the leader within during your experience in ASP.As the plane begins to make its final approach to Reagan National, you’re given your first tour of our nation’s capital. Hop on the Metro, cross the Potomac and you’re here, surrounded by national landmarks. You’re just minutes away from the American Studies Program (ASP) living and learning facility in D.C.’s quaint Capitol Hill neighborhood. You’re now 25 blocks from where the President puts on his shoes and just eight blocks from the Capitol building.

Sharing similarities while respecting differences may just be the one test you never knew you’d be taking.  Whether in Public Policy or Strategic Communication, you will engage in what it means to be in community and to be a leader. Continue this conversation as you interact in a dozen on-site visits with expert scholars and policy makers. Internships, professional mentorships, and service opportunities offer the chance to further define your vocation.

You have a heart for cultivating change that will better our world. There is no better place to start than at ASP in Washington, D.C. Being a catalyst of change starts the moment you meet your roommates. It is planted in your words as you tutor an at-risk child and becomes rooted in the active role you play in your internship. Guided by mentorship, community engagement and fellowship with others, this is change that will bear the best fruit.                                                   


SPU Partner Program: Tier 6

Seattle Pacific University has partnered with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support. Partner Programs are eligible for federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships. For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the tier level of the selected program, an additional fee for tiers 2-10 will be charged. For fee information, see Partner Program Cost.

You may use all of your SPU grants and scholarships, federal, state, and local financial aid for SPU Partner Programs.

What's Included:
  • Tuition 
  • Laundry facilities available at no cost (must provide own detergent, softener)
  • SmarTrip card (initial purchase fee covered, student reloads as necessary)
  • Community meals (approx one each week)
  • Occasional outings
What's Not Included: 
  • Airfare
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Confirmation Deposit: A $300 fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Passport
  • Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
  • Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at

For more information, contact SPU Study Abroad