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Our Story

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.

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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.

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Dr. Edward Hasecke

Dean &

Executive Director


Michael David Kaiser

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Eseosasere Okundaye, LMSW

Student Life &

Program Coordinator


Mondre’ H. Kornegay, Esq. 


Allie Zaleski

Internship &

Enrollment Coordinator


Dr. M. Elizabeth Guran


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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.


Our private LinkedIn group serves as a forum to connect alumni and share information about job opportunities, LCWS events, and build an online community. 

Alumni Events

Each semester, we host an LCWS Alumni Event to bring together local alums, and we hope to see you at an upcoming gathering!

Get in Touch

Want to learn more or connect with the LCWS team directly? Fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page to request an intern, sign up for our emails, or ask a question!

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Lutheran College Washington Semester

1025 Arlington Boulevard 

Arlington, VA 22209


Office: (703) 525 - 5292

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