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Students Attending U.S. Institutions

Our program is open to students from colleges and universities all around the world. The Washington Center is committed to being a place of cultural diversity, and every semester between 15-25% of our student body comes from other countries. The information below outlines The Washington Center’s general requirements for students attending U.S. institutions. Since your school may have additional requirements, we encourage you to contact your liaison before beginning the application process. You may also reach us at info@twc.edu with any questions.

 

Application Requirements

To be eligible, students must:

 

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attend an accredited college or university and have status as a sophomore or above during the term of their internship.
  • Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Students with lower GPAs may be considered.
  • Receive academic credit from their college or university for their participation in the internship program. TWC does not grant credit directly.
  • Have the approval of their campus liaison or a faculty sponsor if their institution does not have a campus liaison.

International Students Already Attending a U.S. Institution

International students attending a U.S. institution do not normally need a visa from TWC. Most students come with their OPT or current F-1 or J-1 visa, as long as it is valid until the last day of TWC program.

 

  • If you are an international student enrolled in a U.S. institution and do not need our visa, please follow the application procedures for a U.S. student, but be sure to talk with your institution's Designated School Official (DSO).
  • If you are an international student enrolled in a U.S. institution but you need our visa, please follow the application procedures for an international student. Please note that TWC sponsors J-1 visas in the Trainee and Intern categories only.

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