Fall & Spring Semesters
Applications are open to students who attend our member schools. We do not have any formal admissions requirements but in general we look for applicants who have a 3.0 GPA or higher and will have completed at least four semesters in college when they enroll in our program (typically juniors and seniors). This program is ideal for well-rounded students who demonstrate academic ability, are motivated self-starters, and show involvement in campus and community activities. To learn more, contact your campus representative.
If you are interested in applying to the LCWS program for a fall or spring semester experience, please fill out the online application form. All application materials must be received in order for your application to be processed by LCWS.
Before applying, make sure you have the following ready to submit or provide information for:
Two Recommenders to submit Letters of Recommendation on your behalf
These letters can either be submitted with the application or the student will submit the names and information about the recommenders, and those letters will be submitted directly to LCWS or via the Campus Representative
Application Fee (if applicable)
Campus Representative Approval
Steps to Apply:
Please review the LCWS Admissions Application Instructions document.
Go to www.washingtonsemester.org/fall-spring-semesters and fill out the Google form indicating the semester to which you plan to apply.
Please note that LCWS strives to be a paper-free office, and as such we use Google for many of our application systems, semester materials, forms, and surveys. In advance of submitting your application, we highly recommend creating a professional Gmail account (i.e. YourName@gmail.com). Throughout the semester, we will also touch on this reminder as an element of your professional development training and how this is a helpful tool for future job applications.
Complete the Google form for your semester including all required application documents.
Once you have submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email from LCWS and a request to pay the application fee, if applicable. A request for review & approval of your application will be automatically sent to your campus representative.
Once your application has been approved and we have received your two letters of recommendation, the LCWS team will complete a review of your application packet and will be in touch regarding acceptance details and next steps in preparing for the semester.
All application materials, as outlined above, must be completed and received by LCWS for a student to be considered for enrollment in the program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until space is filled. However, to meet most internship application deadlines, we recommend the following timelines:
Early Action Submission Date (Recommended): March 1
Application Deadline: April 1
Early Action Submission Date (Recommended): August 1
Application Deadline: October 15
Please note: Each LCWS member school may have an earlier application deadline for off-campus study. Students should be sure to check with their Study Abroad Office or Global Education Office to verify the correct dates.
Fall and spring semester students pay regular tuition to their home institution along with a program and housing fee. This fee covers the expense for semester-long housing in a fully furnished apartment, registration for amenities within the residential community, and entry into various ticketed events throughout the semester. Contact your campus representative for details.