Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

American Studies Program

The American Studies Program is an interdisciplinary internship/seminar program based in Washington, DC and sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Designed to expose students to opportunities for involvement in public life, the program also provides students with a general understanding of the public policy dynamics at work in the nation's capital. The program provides internship opportunities for the diverse majors and career interests of university juniors and seniors. Students live together in our campus apartments, work as voluntary interns and participate in a seminar program for which they receive full academic credit. Since the number of participants is limited, the program is highly selective. This semester experience in Washington, DC requires that the student applies for admission to the Council through the Off-Campus Study Committee and is accepted by the Council for participation. ( 5/09