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.

  • Study Abroad Plans Cancelled? Look Into These Smart Alternatives

    Study Abroad Plans Cancelled? Look Into These Smart Alternatives

    For many college students, plans to travel abroad were squashed at the onset of COVID-19. Here are some creative alternatives to studying abroad.

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

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  • Program Summary: 2020 Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

    Program Summary: 2020 Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

    2020 marks the seventh annual Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program. Here’s the full program recap.

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  • 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 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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  • My Advice to Students: Do Internships

    My Advice to Students: Do Internships

    An internship in the U.S. helped Canadian alumna Stacey Berry figure out her career direction: “The Washington Center really opened my eyes to endless possibilities.”

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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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  • Without My TWC Experience, I Might Have Settled for Less Than My Dreams

    Without My TWC Experience, I Might Have Settled for Less Than My Dreams

    Reaching The Washington Center was an arduous journey for South Korean student Minseok Kim, but the experience helped him achieve his dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.

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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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  • Finding Growth, Community at TWC

    Finding Growth, Community at TWC

    University of Toronto grad Manu “Swish” Goswami is an entrepreneur, an in-demand speaker and a TWC alum. He credits the experience with helping him find the confidence to become a better leader.

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

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

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

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

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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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  • A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    A Day in the Life of a Communications Intern at a Nonprofit Organization

    Mireya Cabrera shares what a typical day is like as an intern on the Communications Team at Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State.

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