Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options. FOR PROGRAM COSTS, see Program Costs link in left margin.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Daniel Hofrenning Field of Study: Independent Research, International Relations, Internship, Journalism, Political Science, Public Policy
Department: OFFC Course Number: 288
Language of Instruction: English Program Host: American University
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing: Apartments
Program Description:

NOTE:  Applicants will be required to do a secondary application after acceptance by St. Olaf.  Please contact IOS.

St. Olaf College participates in the Washington Semester program in cooperation with American University. Selected students spend a semester in Washington, D.C., studying government in action. They register for a two-credit seminar, a one-credit internship and a one-credit individual research project. Four St. Olaf course credits are awarded for the 16 semester hours. Course levels are determined individually. Students choose an academic track from a number of options including American politics, foreign policy, law, international business, international environmental policy, journalism, and Islam. Some of the tracks include a required or optional international component. Program fees listed in this catalog do not include the cost of that international component.

Note: Students participating in the spring semester program cannot take an Interim course because of schedule conflicts.

This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to
be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Adviser:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 TBA TBA
Spring with Interim 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA
Spring with Interim 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed