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Presidential Inauguration

: Witness History

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Witness History in the Making

Hundreds of students from 117 colleges and universities just recently had the opportunity to experience the National Political Conventions in Tampa and Charlotte. Now, students and faculty will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration and witness history in the making and the political process in action – an experience that will open doors to students as they pursue their future careers.


Through site visits, tours, and special events, faculty and students from colleges across the country will have the unique opportunity to:


  • Witness history and democracy in action
  • Understand the media’s impact on the presidential campaigns
  • Build a professional network and explore potential career paths
  • Interact with nationally and internationally recognized leaders in politics and media

The learning does not have to end with the inauguration – some faculty and students have integrated these experiences into additional learning opportunities when they return to campus.


This program runs from January 12-22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Students will have the unique opportunity to witness history and attend special events, including a reception at the National Press Club. The program fee of $1,995 includes housing and credit, when proper arrangements are made with your institution.


Application Deadline

We have reached capacity for this seminar but are still accepting applications on a waitlist basis until December 10, 2012. For more information, please contact us at


What participants had to say about our National Conventions Seminar

“Students will undoubtedly gain valuable experience they simply could not gain on campus."

Dr. Robert Alexander

Professor of Political Science

Ohio Northern University


"This is the biggest opportunity I've been given as a student…definitely great resume material."

Joshua Napier


University of Tampa

Read more from students and faculty at our recent seminars


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