Programs for International Students

The Washington Center empowers students around the globe through access to unique professional opportunities in Washington, D.C. We're also one of a few select non-universities able to offer J-1 visas for internships. Learn more about our programs for international students.

  • International Student Program Guide

    International Student Program Guide

    Learn more about programs for international students at The Washington Center.

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  • Global Competencies Internship Program Giving global citizens a competitive edge and upward mobility throughout their career.

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  • Global Competencies Program Components

    Global Competencies Program Components

    TWC's Global Competencies Program for international students is designed for high performing seniors, recent college graduates or students currently enrolled in graduate school. Learn more.

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  • J-1 Visa Orientation8:39

    J-1 Visa Orientation

    The J-1 Visa Orientation is an opportunity for international students to learn step-by-step how they will secure the J-1 Visa.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Stacey Berry of York University

    Alumni Q&A with Stacey Berry of York University

    An internship in the U.S. helped Canadian alumna Stacey Berry figure out her career direction: “The Washington Center really helped me to narrow the kind of career that I wanted to do.”

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  • Global Competencies Participants Discover D.C.'s Booming Tech Industry

    Global Competencies Participants Discover D.C.'s Booming Tech Industry

    Students find out that D.C. is a place where startups can thrive.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Mark Montegriffo, University of Manchester Grad

    Intern Spotlight: Mark Montegriffo, University of Manchester Grad

    Mark Montegriffo's love for American Politics drew him across the Atlantic to a communications internship at the D.C. public affairs firm Law Media Group.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Minseok Kim, Spring 2016 International Intern from Korea

    Alumni Q&A with Minseok Kim, Spring 2016 International Intern from Korea

    Reaching The Washington Center internship program was an arduous journey for South Korean student Minseok Kim.

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  • [Election] Week in the Life of a Political Science Intern

    [Election] Week in the Life of a Political Science Intern

    Working in Washington, D.C. means that depending on the news cycle, events outside of your control can open up new possibilities.

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  • Alumni Q&A with University of Toronto Student and Entrepreneur Swish Goswami

    Alumni Q&A with University of Toronto Student and Entrepreneur Swish Goswami

    Manu “Swish” Goswami is an entrepreneur, an in-demand speaker and a TWC alum. The constantly active Swish explored D.C. and the political realm during his internship in 2016.

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  • Five Tips for An International Student Starting Their First American Work Experience

    Five Tips for An International Student Starting Their First American Work Experience

    So you're thinking of traveling to America for your internship. Let's talk about some customs that relate to the working experience in the U.S that you should know.

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  • The Can-EH-dian in D.C.

    The Can-EH-dian in D.C.

    As a Canadian living in Washington, D.C., I do not quite consider myself an international student.

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  • How My D.C. Internship Shaped my Career in Poli Sci

    How My D.C. Internship Shaped my Career in Poli Sci

    Navneet Gidda majored in political science at the University of Alberta. Her summer in D.C. helped her realize how many career possibilities exist for students who love the political world.

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  • Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program A 2-week seminar for students with Japanese citizenship.

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  • TOMODACHI Students Propose Solutions for Tōhoku Region

    TOMODACHI Students Propose Solutions for Tōhoku Region

    U.S and Japanese students presented their final projects – the culmination of learning acquired while participating in the Building the TOMODACHI Generation program – to an audience of students...

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  • 5 Key Takeaways from Week 1 of Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

    5 Key Takeaways from Week 1 of Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

    This past Sunday, February 24th, marked the halfway point of this year’s Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program.

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  • TWC Launches Third Seminar of Building the TOMODACHI Generation

    TWC Launches Third Seminar of Building the TOMODACHI Generation

    TOMODACHI is an innovative, cross-cultural learning experience focused on developing cross-sector partnerships to tackle social challenges and master global leadership skills to work...

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  • Building the TOMODACHI Generation9:41

    Building the TOMODACHI Generation

    Building the TOMODACHI Generation is a ground-breaking, two-week program designed by The Washington Center, for Japanese students with an interest in leadership training.

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  • Cordova & Fernós Internship Program Helping young Puerto Rican leaders shape a stronger future for the Island.

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  • Cordova & Fernós Interns Meet with Univision's Bob Llamas

    Cordova & Fernós Interns Meet with Univision's Bob Llamas

    Students from the Córdova & Fernós Internship Program met with a top Univision executive during a meet-and-greet breakfast.

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  • Governors Internship Program
    Training Mexico's future leaders to meet the demands and needs of their nation.

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  • TWC Welcomes 100 Mexican Students from Public Universities

    TWC Welcomes 100 Mexican Students from Public Universities

    TWC welcomed 100 new students to D.C. as a part of its Mexico 100 program, designed for Mexican college students to to learn how to develop cross-sector partnerships that strengthen civil society...

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  • The U.S.-Panama Innovation, Competitiveness and Leadership Program Empowering the next generation of Panamanian leaders.

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  • The Washington Center Experience3:08

    The Washington Center Experience

    A Washington Center internship experience can transform and shape your professional life for years to come. Learn more.

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  • A Day In The Life of a TWC Intern4:53

    A Day In The Life of a TWC Intern

    The Fall 2015 cohort created this video and showed it to everyone at Commencement last Dec 11, 2015. Congratulations, Fall 2015 students!

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