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Wesley Student Selected for Washington Semester Program

Wesley student Abagail Player, a junior political science major was chosen to attend the Washington Semester Program (WSP) at American University this spring. Player, who is from Maine, is in the American Politics track of the program and is interning at Campaign Financial Services.

The program, established in 1947, is similar to a study abroad program but located in Washington D.C. Students will do an intensive seminar and internship as part of the program which is counted as a 12 credit course. They also have the option of doing an intensive research project or taking an elective class in their concentration.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to broaden their horizons and get valuable hands-on experience in many concentrations,” said Associate Professor in Political Science Dr. Cynthia Newton. “We are very excited to be able to offer this to our students.”

Only students in at least in their second semester of their second year of college are eligible to participate. The options include the following concentrations: American Politics, Foreign Policy, Global Economics and Business, International Law and Organizations, Journalism and New Media, Justice and Law, Public Health Policy, and Sustainable Development.

For more information about the Washington Semester Program, please visit: http://www.american.edu/spexs/washingtonsemester/