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The deadline to apply for Spring 2015 is 4 PM on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

The deadline to apply for Fall 2015 is 4 PM on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.


Welcome to the website of the Berkeley Washington Program.

This is a Program of great accomplishments.  Student papers from the Program’s research seminar are often published.  Practical political experiences integrate students into national political campaigns and provide them insight into national policy making.  The Program’s emphasis upon a group experience facilitates relationships among students that transcend the Washington semester.  In sum, the Berkeley Washington Program serves as a formative experience that enriches students for a lifetime.

The offices of the Berkeley Washington Program provide a physical link between the Cal campus and Washington D.C. Located in an eleven-story building seven blocks north of the White House, the program shares its home in the U.C. Washington Center building with other U.C. academic and research programs based in the nation’s capital.  While our major focus is a fall or spring semester undergraduate academic program, we also provide a home for Cal’s summer Washington program, Cal-in-the-Capital, sponsor conferences and policy debates, facilitate graduate and faculty research, and help connect D.C.-based alumni with the home campus and with one another. Graduate students engaged in doctoral research and all Berkeley faculty are welcome to contact us about research and teaching opportunities.  One or two advanced doctoral students work in the program as teaching assistants each semester while pursuing their own research and taking advantage of the resources in Washington, D.C.  Graduate students and Berkeley faculty are encouraged to use the research and housing facilities of the UC Center, which are now available both on a long term (semester or year) or short term (days or weeks) basis to visitors.

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