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Osgood Center, Alma College Offer Courses for D.C. Interns

April 15, 2014

“For many years the Osgood Center has been a leader in offering experiential learning programs to college students. We are pleased to combine these programs with Alma College classroom opportunities.” — Jeff Abernathy

A new opportunity for college students to enhance their academic experience in Washington, D.C, is now available through a partnership between Alma College and the Osgood Center for International Studies.

Beginning in summer 2014, the Osgood Center will offer a series of college credit courses to undergraduate students who come to Washington, D.C., to study, conduct research, fulfill an internship or engage in volunteer service.

The courses are open to any undergraduate student in good standing who is currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education or who is a recent college graduate (since 2013). Course tuition includes credit granted by Alma College.

This new initiative invites college students to engage in the kind of intellectual stimulation the nation’s capital has to offer, says Shelton Williams, president of the Osgood Center.

“Alma’s seminars allow students interning in D.C. to take unique classes from experienced and talented instructors,” says Williams. “They will add strength, depth and meaning to a student’s Washington experience.”

The courses will cover topics of primary interest to students interested in public policy, including American politics and government, international affairs and various social and economic policy issues discussed in present-day context by leading experts.

“For many years the Osgood Center has been a leader in offering experiential learning programs to college students,” says Alma College President Jeff Abernathy. “We are pleased to combine these programs with Alma College classroom opportunities and to offer an appealing educational option for students doing internships in Washington, D.C.”

Courses are available for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Each meets approximately three hours a week and will be offered on a weekday night or on Saturday morning to accommodate various schedules. Courses will begin the week of June 1 and last 10 weeks. The deadline for enrollment is May 9, 2014.

For more information, visit: http://www.osgoodcenter.org or email osgoodcentercourses@osgoodcenter.org.