The Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) is an immersive and transformative study-away program designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to learn and intern in the nation's capital. We believe that learning extends far beyond the confines of a traditional classroom, and our program is built on the principle that experiential education is the key to unlocking personal and intellectual growth.
We strive to connect students with internship opportunities to help provide real-world experience to further their educational and professional goals. We also strive to prepare students for life after college and to make them more active citizens in their communities.
LCWS is open to students from our partner institutions. We work exclusively with small, liberal arts colleges and predominantly with schools sharing a Lutheran heritage. We encourage you to explore their websites to learn more about each school.
Want to know what we're up to? Take a look at our Annual Report!
Faculty & Staff
For faculty bios and course descriptions, check out our Courses page.
Dr. Edward Hasecke
Eseosasere Okundaye, LMSW
Student Life &
Students who participate in the LCWS program have the unique advantage of joining an LCWS Alumni network spanning not only the DC area, but around the world. Our alumni are engaged with the program in unique ways, serving as mentors, network connections, and internship hosts for LCWS students, but also benefit from the network in job searches, building community, and developing professional networks with fellow alums wherever they go.
Each semester, we host an LCWS Alumni Event to bring together local alums, and we hope to see you at an upcoming gathering!