Adjacent Academies: San Francisco, CA

Subjects: The 16-week semester program offers a full load of four courses and is right for students who are excited to commit an extended period of time immersed in place-based learning, networking, collaborating, and building. The semester is designed for tech-curious students with no technical background to become proficient in advanced interface design and dynamic web application programming. From week 1, students will be challenged to think computationally, create a foundational understanding of technology, and develop a curiosity to explore relevant concepts.

In addition, the curriculum interweaves a humanities course that will contextualize and question the role of technology in our society. Students will explore, comment on, critique, or celebrate the impact of tech via the lens of justice, ethics, and community not only in the classroom but also in the surroundings of San Francisco. Students will visit tech companies, network with professionals, and build a career toolkit specifically designed to launch them into a variety of roles in tech.

Prerequisites: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity.

Length: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters

Credit: 4.0 units (Fall & Spring), 1.0 unit (Summer)

Housing & Meals: Students live in dorms in the heart of San Francisco and have a very short commute (10-15 min) to Adjacent’s learning space. Students are provided with a weekly stipend using an app called Ritual to order and pick-up food from a wide-variety of restaurants near the dorms and program space.

Albion Faculty Advisor: Laurel Draudt, Ludington Center, email:

Cost: Albion College tuition, fees and room covers program tuition and fees, and room. Fall & Spring Semester non-refundable deposit $500. Summer non-refundable deposit $250.

Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to and from San Francisco, local transportation and personal expenses.

Contact:

Anh M. Nguyen, CEO, Adjacent Academies
55 2nd Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415/326-6080
URL: www.adjacentacademies.com

The Washington Center: Washington, D.C.

Subjects: One seminar, variable topics. Internship. The Washington Center (TWC) assists students from all academic backgrounds in securing full-time internships in Washington, D.C. Through partnerships with over a thousand organizations in the nonprofit, for-profit, governmental and international arenas, TWC advisors are able to find students opportunities that not only match their professional interests, but also allow them to gain hands-on experience in their respective fields. In addition to the full time internships, students also take one academic course and attend a series of leadership, civic engagement, and professional development programming events. There are up to 30 courses offered each semester and summer across all academic disciplines. Through TWC's programming events, students engage with leaders in a range of fields in both the public and private sectors.

Prerequisities: Junior-level standing is required by Albion College for admission into the program. Other factors that will be considered for admission are maturity level, quality of application materials (statement of professional interest, issues essay, resume, and letters of recommendation), and GPA. The basic GPA requirement is a 2.75, though keep in mind that a higher GPA may be required for the most competitive of placements. Due to background check requirements for some placements, early application submission may also be required. For dates and deadlines, we encourage you to review information on TWC’s website. Lastly, all students attending TWC from Albion must be approved by the campus liaison, Patrick McLean, prior to being granted admission by TWC.

Length: Fall or Spring Semester (14.5 weeks) or Summer Term (9 weeks)

Credit: The 4.0 units: 2.0 unit Internship, 1.0 unit seminar, and 1.0 unit for LEAD Colloquium. Summer credit is 2.0 units. Washington Center program is a comprehensive working, learning, and living experience, through which students not only complete a full-time internship, but also take an engaging academic course of their choosing, and attend weekly programming that furthers their professional development and exploration into their chosen career paths. For completion of this program, students receive academic credit directly from Albion College. Upon completion of a 15-week fall or spring semester program, students receive 4 units of credits, two as internship credit and one as seminar credit, and 1.0 unit for LEAD Colloquium. For the summer term program, which is 10 weeks in length, students receive 2 units of credit, one as internship credit and one as seminar, or students may apply both credits towards the internship.

Housing: Most students are housed in The Washington Center's privately owned and operated Residential & Academic Facility (RAF), located in the NoMa neighborhood. The RAF is centrally located and convenient to all forms of public transit, such as the Metro, DC's underground subway system. The Washington Center also partners with other professional-style apartment facilities in the NoMa neighborhood to provide additional housing when necessary. Visit http://www.twc.edu/program-fees for more information on housing.

Cost: Albion College tuition and room charges cover program tuition and room fees.

Costs Not Covered by Albion: The program fees associated with The Washington Center program are covered by students’ tuition charges paid to Albion for the semester or term of attendance. Housing fees are paid directly to Albion College. Students are responsible for travel to and from Washington, D.C., as well as local transportation and living expenses while in the program. Depending on lifestyle, it is estimated that students spend between $125 and $200 per week.

(Note: The U.S. Attorney's office, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Justice are agencies that require background checks, so students need to apply six (6) months in advance for these programs.)

Faculty Advisor: Patrick McLean, Robinson Hall,

Comments: The Washington Center offers some scholarships. See the brochure and the faculty advisor. Students should keep in mind that Washington is a very expensive city; internships require local transportation and they should budget accordingly. The Washington Center awards scholarships to between 75% and 80% of the students attending their programs during any given term or semester. To give yourself the greatest chance of receiving one of their awards, we encourage you to plan ahead and apply by the priority deadline. Amounts tend to range between $500 and $3,000. Read the descriptions of the available scholarships on TWC’s website www.twc.edu/internships/washington-dc-programs/program-costs-scholarships/us-students

Contact:
If you have any questions about The Washington Center and would like additional details on the program, please contact them directly:

E-mail:
Main Phone: (202) 238-7900
Toll Free: (800) 486-8921
Website: www.twc.edu

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
1333 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Washington Semester: Washington, D.C.

A Program of the American University

Subjects: Program options: American Politics - Foreign Policy - Global Economics & Business - International Law & Organizations - Journalism & New Media - Justice & Law - Public Health Policy - Sustainable Development

An internship is required for each of the program options.

Prerequisities: 3.0 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity.

Length: Semester or summer.

Credit: Generally 4.0 units (4 semester hours = 1 Albion College unit) dependent on courses chosen. Includes 1.0 unit of internship credit.

Housing: On Campus Residence Halls or Off Campus Apartments

Cost: Albion College tuition plus supplemental covers program tuition. Students may apply for scholarship aid from American University.

Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to/from Washington; housing (various room options are available); food (various meal plans are available); transportation locally and during vacation travel; textbooks (approximately $200-$300); entertainment; miscellaneous personal expenses. Students should keep in mind that Washington is a very expensive city; internships require local transportation and they should budget accordingly.

Faculty Advisor: Patrick McLean, Ludington Center, e-mail:

Comments: Albion College students may apply for a partial tuition scholarship (up to $2,500) to help reduce the program charges. The program consists of a two-course seminar (study portion), an internship, and a research project. For full details on the summer program, go to: www.american.edu/spexs/summerintern/index.cfm

Contact:
Dr. Leroy Miller, Director
Washington Semester Program
American University, School of Professional & Extended Studies
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C. 20016-8083
Telephone: 202/895-4900
Fax: 202/895-4960
E-mail:
Web: www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/

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