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The Washington D.C. Program

Washington DC

The Washington DC Family

The City

Though best known as the United States capital, Washington, D.C. is, a global gathering place that hosts over 175 foreign embassies, as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, and nonprofit organizations. Students of every major are drawn to this picturesque location at the convergence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, and know it as a city of austere monuments, grandiose historic structures, and of course the delicate cherry blossoms that blanket the city each spring. Students in the Washington DC program reside at the heart of the nation's capital only three blocks from the White House, and gain highly personalized access to prominent public officials, scholars, activists, journalists, and diplomats. At the forefront of global symposia, seminars, conferences, and cultural exchanges, students have exposure to what is happening daily in every corner of the world.

2011 Pennsylvania Avenue

Students reside in Pepperdine University's newest facility located at 2011 Pennsylvania Avenue in modern and spacious four-person suites. Steps from two metro stops, across the street from George Washington University and just a few short blocks from Georgetown University, the Washington, D.C. campus is in the center of the best shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and parks that the city has to offer.

International Study Tour

As a unique highlight of the Washington DC program, each semester students embark on an eight to nine day international study tour focusing on locations of immediate global significance. A Listening Summit is sought at a local university in each location, giving students an opportunity to interact with peers in the host country. The fall semester destination each year is the Middle East, and the spring semester destination is Latin America or the Caribbean. In the fall of 2013, the class went to the United Arab Emirates, and a trip to Cuba is planned for the spring of 2014.


The Washington DC Program is an interdisciplinary program for all majors, including art, business, communications, economics, international studies, and political science. Our tagline is "Internships and Global Education." DC is the ideal site for engaging in an internship in your area of professional interest and curiosity. In addition, the program offers a number of courses each semester that meet the students' general education requirements toward graduation. "Theme courses" on the Middle East and Latin America are offered in the fall and spring, respectively. Globally-oriented courses, such as international relations, cross-cultural communications, world literature, and macroeconomics are available as well.

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Last Updated on 11-17-13


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