The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


The Citadel In DC

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The Citadel in DC is a 10-week summer program in Washington DC June 2nd - Aug 11th. The experience involves living, learning and interning using Washington, DC as an active classroom. Students can earn up to 9 academic credits - 3 academic/6 internship.

Internship (6 academic credits)
The internship is an opportunity to gain real-world experience, engage professionally, and to open future opportunities in a competitive market through networking and professional development. While the Citadel Career Center supports all applicants with leads and connections, students are responsible for being very active in the internship application process including: developing resumes and other application documents, applying to and following up with employers, and engaging in the competitive interview processes.

2016 -2017 Internship sites include:

Academic Coursework (3 academic credits)
The 3hr interdisciplinary course focuses on assessing, analyzing, and acting upon visual information. Taught online and at various DC locations (on 5 Saturdays), students sharpen visual perception, intelligence gathering, and communication skills. Assignments include weekly reflections, online assessments, a midterm, and a final project.

Alumni Support
The Citadel Club of Greater Washington hosts structured and other impromptu events for students including: a Welcome Dinner, The Marine Corp Parade, a Washington Nationals game, The Alumni Breakfast, and other events.

Majors, Enrollment & Academic Eligibility
All academic majors and classes are eligible to apply, and students must meet the following guidelines:

  • Minimum 2.5GPA
  • Good financial standing
  • Clearance from The Commandant’s Department to ensure no disciplinary infractions which may impact enrollment
  • Enrollment fee of $25 (non-refundable) to complete the application process

Scholarships are available from $1,000-$5,000. All students are encouraged to submit a scholarship application. Awards will be made after Spring Break and will be awarded based on factors including:

  • Strength of Application
  • Suitability for the program
  • Academic Standing
  • Financial Need
  • Recommendations

Students are housed at a university in the DC Metropolitan area (either GWU or Catholic University). Part of the experience involves learning to be a college student outside of Lesesne Gateway. Students experience living in a residence hall environment with other Citadel students and students from other colleges. Students will have access to public transit , cafeteria options, and other amenities.

Cost and Applications
Programming costs vary depending on housing and include all academic credits. Visit The Citadel Career Center for drop-in hours daily 1-4pm Mon.-Thurs./email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / or review details in The Citadel Office of Study Abroad website.


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