Lasell Semester-in-Washington D.C.

In addition to the international study abroad programs, Lasell students have the opportunity to participate in domestic study abroad programs. These programs provide students with opportunity to explore educational programs within the United States and gain valuable career and networking experience through internship programs.

Lasell Semester-in-Washington D.C. 

The Semester-in-Washington D.C. program  allows Lasell undergraduates to study journalism, foreign policy, business and other disciplines in our nation’s capital. Students attend the Washington Semester at American University and participate in internships and seminars that align professional development with academic coursework.

The Semester-in-Washington program is the equivalent of four courses, with an essential part of students' time in Washington dedicated to an internship chosen by the student soon after arriving in Washington. The Washington Semester seminar that includes meetings with political and business elites such as members of Congress, executive branch officials, representatives of interests groups, journalists and representatives from agencies. Some seminar sessions integrate the work of specialists with students' observations of the real world in a field trip format.

Semester in the City

Semester in the City is a program that gives Lasell college students the opportunity to spend a semester doing hands-on learning through well-supported internships in the social sector in Boston. Participating students take part in a transformative 15-week program that allows them to address current social issues while developing essential skills and networks that prepare them for life and work after graduation.

During their Semester in the City, Fellows will intern with a nonprofit, social mission business or government agency four days a week, for 14 weeks. Fellows will gain 420 hours of work-based experience, allowing them to learn more about themselves and their passions while also building their skills and networks. Students who complete the program earn 16 Lasell credits. 

Disney College Program

Lasell students participating in the Disney College Program gain valuable, on-the-job experience working in Disney parks and resorts, participate in college coursework, and have the opportunity to meet and live with people from all over the country and potentially the world in company-sponsored housing. This truly unique five- to seven-month program allows participants to network with leaders, take part in personal and career development classes, and build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication.