Apply now for spring 2005 Washington Semester St. Thomas Newsroom September 29, 2004 Apply now for spring 2005 Washington Semester The Washington Semester is a program that brings students from across the nation to study at American University, Washington, D.C. The complete menu of semester programs for spring includes: American Politics U.S. Foreign Policy Law Enforcement American Public Law International Business and Trade International Environment and Development (includes three weeks in South Africa, at extra cost) Journalism-Print and Broadcast Media Justice Peace and Conflict Resolution (includes three weeks in Northern Ireland and Ireland, at extra cost) Public Law Transforming Communities-Social Change Students undertake a full semester of work, much of it combining fieldwork and research resources in the D.C. area with seminar-oriented classes. In addition, all students undertake a part-time internship in the governmental or private sector that relates to the focus of the program. Four courses (16 credits) are given for the semester, and the credits are transferred back to UST. Because the University of St. Thomas is affiliated with the Washington Semester program, UST students with financial aid packages may, in most instances, apply these toward the cost of the program. In addition, the Washington Semester has a limited number of partial scholarships for nominees who wish to apply for financial aid in order to be able to attend. Costs are higher than a semester at UST. Applications are being accepted for the spring 2005 semester. Students who will be either juniors or seniors and have an overall GPA of 2.5, are eligible to apply. The UST deadline for completing all application materials is Oct. 15, 2004 , but earlier application submissions are encouraged. For more information, contact the UST Washington Semester faculty representative, Dr. Robert Farlow, Political Science Department, Room 420, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts, (651) 962-5722, or UST Washington Semester student ambassadors: Jennifer Burks, (651) 772-1264, or Hannah Poferl, (651) 659-0470.