American Studies Program

Washington, D.C.

Program Overview
ASP The American Studies Program, sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), is designed for juniors and seniors with a wide range of academic majors and vocational interests. Students are involved in the American Studies Program for periods of three or four months. The internship/seminar opportunity is available starting in September and in January.

The program was created to provide field experience and study opportunities in Washington, D.C., for diverse majors and personal interests. The program is based on the principle of integrating faith, learning, and living through both a real-life work experience and a study program.

Students spend their time in Washington serving as interns, participating in a contemporary, issues-oriented seminar program, and living in a small Christian community. Internships are available in congressional offices, social service agencies, think tanks, cultural institutions, and many other organizations. 

The student will fill out two applications:
George Fox off-campus application
The ASP application should only be completed after being informed from the director of study abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.
ASP application

Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to apply.

Only eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court, ASP students live in the Dellenback Center, which houses seven student apartments, as well as an apartment for ASP's on-site residence life staff. You’ll stay in a fully furnished, two-bedroom apartment for four to six students, complete with a well-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and free local telephone and voicemail service.

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