Cherry Blossoms in front of Washington Center, 2013

Washington Center
Cherry blossoms across from DC residence hall

Winter 2013 students with Governor Rick Snyder at Congressional Breakfast in DC

Winter 2013 students meet Governor Rick Snyder

Winter 12 student and other activists meet President Obama, 2012

Winter 2012 student and other activists meet with President Obama

MIW students with Senator Carl Levin

MIW Students with Senator Carl Levin

Supreme Court

Rally at Supreme Court

MIW 2008 Students with US Supreme Court Justice Scalia

MIW Students with Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Winter 12 Students meet University President Coleman at Congressional Breakfast

MIW Students at Congressional Breakfast with UM President Mary Sue Coleman

Winter 2013 students volunteer at an inaugural ball, January 2013

Winter 2013 students volunteer at an inaugural ball, January 2013

Winter 2011 Cohort

Winter 2011 Cohort

Winter 2010 Students

Winter 2010 students at World War II Memorial

MIW Student at Lincoln Monument

MIW Student at Lincoln Memorial

Washington Monument in the Evening

Washington Monument at night

Winter 2010 Student at United States Capitol

Winter 2010 Student at U.S. Capitol

MIW Students at Michigan Theater Graduation Ceremony, April 2012

Faculty Director Edie Goldenberg and students at graduation, April 2012. MIW students wear red, white and blue service cords to represent their public service at internships during the Washington semester.

Fall 2010 Student Meets President Obama

Fall 2010 student meets President Obama

The Fall 2012 Cohort presents posters at The Michigan Union, January, 2013

Fall 2012 students present posters at Michigan Union

50th Anniversary, March on Washington, August 2013

50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington

Welcome to Michigan in Washington

Each year, the Michigan in Washington Program admits 45-50 University of Michigan undergraduates from ALL MAJORS to spend a semester (Fall or Winter) in Washington, D.C. Students combine coursework with an internship to earn a full semester  of credits. 

Students find internships in their area of interest, and also produce a research paper on a topic of their choice. Each student has a mentor  who is a U-M alum. On weekends students visit the monuments and explore the cultural scene in the capital.  Most leave Washington longing to return after graduation.  

Scholarships are available for this living and learning program.  

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