The Washington Center Advantage

The Washington Center Advantage

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Today’s students and their parents increasingly demand that colleges and universities provide exceptional off-campus study and internship experiences. Institutions turn to The Washington Center to provide their students unparalleled learning opportunities in Washington, D.C. Among the reasons why affiliates partner with TWC:


  • The Washington Center is recognized here and abroad for offering high-quality experiential education programs.
  • A staff of 140 professionals, associate faculty and Alumni in Residence staff supervises and supports students throughout their participation in TWC programs.
  • Our alumni number more than 50,000 graduates, including leaders in a wide range of professional fields.
  • Financial assistance of over $5.6 million is awarded each year from a variety of states, corporations, foundations, internship sites and individual contributors.
  • Students are provided a peer group that is academically strong (average GPA is over 3.3) and socially diverse (students come from across the U.S. and many other countries, and are of a wide range of backgrounds).
  • We have a distinguished and engaged Board of Trustees, Liaison Advisory Board and Academic Seminars Advisory Council.
  • We maintain a broad and well-established network of hundreds of potential internship sites and substantive, non-clerical positions are assured.
  • Housing is guaranteed in conveniently located, furnished apartments staffed by student services professionals. The Washington Center has two housing facilities; the Residential and Academic Facility at NoMa in Washington, D.C., and other nearby apartment buildings.
  • We offer the option of institutionally-branded programs.
  • Full control of application approvals, academic credit and grading is retained by the home campus.
  • The Washington Center’s headquarters—a turn-of-the-century mansion just north of the White House—is available to affiliates for social functions by special arrangement.

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