Visa Requirements

International students participating in TWC’s programs must come with a J-1 visa sponsored by The Washington Center, unless currently enrolled in a U.S. university.

TWC Closed Tuesday, Dec. 10th

Due to inclement weather in the DC Metro area, The Washington Center offices will be closed today, Tuesday, Dec. 10th. Students should follow their internship agency's directives regarding whether to report to work today.

A decision will be made later today regarding regularly scheduled Tuesday evening courses.

Stay safe if traveling today.

Gibraltar Initiative

Gibraltar Global Competencies Program

The Washington Center and the government of Gibraltar are offering scholarships for Gibraltarian students to participate in The Washington Center’s Global Competencies Program in Washington D.C. in the fall of 2017.


U.S. Campus Visits


Click on your school's state to find out when we'll be visiting your campus

Eligibility & How to Apply

Cost of Participation

Program Outline

Week 1 Programming

The first week focuses on the concept and role of civil society– providing a framework for understanding the impact of cross-sector collaborations and includes:


About Our Partners



Building the TOMODACHI Generation 
Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

Building the TOMODACHI Generation is an intensive, two-week program designed for Japanese students with an interest in leadership training, cross-cultural exchange, and entrepreneurial approaches to addressing social challenges.


Other Private Awards

Bridges Program Scholarship

J-1 Visa Requirements


The Washington Center is a designated J-1 Visa sponsor by the U.S. State Department. It is mandatory that you enter the United States with your J-1 Visa. Once you’re accepted into The Washington Center’s program, you’ll be given all the details on how to secure your J-1 Visa. Special provisions may be available for Canadian citizens.