Middle East Studies

Brown in Washington D.C. Program

June 19, 2018

Brown in Washington, D.C. Program

The Brown in Washington, D.C. program offers undergraduate students from all concentrations the opportunity to live and learn in Washington, D.C., while completing a practical internship experience and coursework in policy and public service.

Academic Requirements
Students will enroll in 3 or 4 Brown University courses, and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester in D.C.
- Practicum (4-credit): 25-hours/week internship placement, S/NC only
- Reflection seminar (4-credit): Theory and Practice of Public Service, S/NC only
- Policy Seminar (4-credit): taught by a Brown Public Policy faculty member. S/NC or Grade
- Optional: Independent study (4-credit) - S/NC or Grade

Eligibility & Prerequisites
- Junior or senior in good academic standing
- Intro Public Policy or equivalent offering from other departments
- Completed a year on campus prior to the program

Program Costs
Tuition for the program is $25,112 for the spring semester (the same as full-time enrollment at Brown in Providence). Housing, food/meals, travel, books, and other personal expenses are estimated at $9,400 for the semester, though expenses may vary according to individual spending habits and other factors (see back page for estimated program costs table). Brown students eligible for financial aid (with few exceptions) may use their aid for the Brown in Washington, D.C. program.

Application Details
- Online application
- 2 letters of recommendation (one from Brown faculty member; additional from another faculty member or employer)

For more information
Contact Allen Hance, Director of Academic Programs, Swearer Center: brown-in-washington-dc@brown.edu

Brown in Washington, DC Program Costs: Spring 2017 Semester

The fees, charges, and expenses shown are estimates only and subject to change.


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Personal (estimate varies according to individual spending habits)

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Local Transport

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Required Immunizations and Medications (if applicable and not covered by insurance)

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