Courses & Faculty

Learn from Washington insiders in the WLP classroom

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) offers something for all majors and interests. You’ll get an insider’s view of D.C. and be challenged to think of government in new ways while learning from experts and gaining valuable professional experience.

You’ll register for 12 academic credits during your semester in Washington, D.C.—three credits each for two required seminars and six credits for your internship. Classes are held to the same high academic standards as on-campus classes, and they include reading assignments, research projects, writing requirements and exams. Outside speakers and field trips are also part of the curriculum.

Talk to your advisor first

If you are interested in participating in WLP,  speak with your academic advisor for your major to find out how WLP classes will fit into your graduation plan. If you are an international student, you must attend an advising appointment with the IU Office of International Services before applying.

Contact the Office of International Services