Washington, D.C.

WashingtonWashington, D.C. abounds with the energy that one might expect in a city that is the center of U.S. government as well as the headquarters of many nonprofits, lobbying groups and professional associations. Its position as headquarters of hundreds of the world's largest international nongovernmental organizations makes it second to none for learning about INGOs.
United Way Worldwide, Oxfam America, ChildFund International, American Red Cross
International Services and Africare are among the well-known INGOs that are based in the
U.S. capital.

Faculty-led visits to a variety of INGOs and opportunities to learn about the inner workings of nonprofits will be an important part of your study term in Washington, D.C.

In your off hours, you will discover that in addition to being a high-energy federal city, “the District” is an international metropolis with a cosmopolitan flair. Sample the countless ethnic eateries, but don't neglect to try restaurants focusing on the local flavors of the Chesapeake Bay. Of course, take time to explore the U.S. capital's national landmarks, museums, and galleries. Comfortable shoes are a must in this extremely walkable city.

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Faculty Spotlight

Jean Russell
Jean Russell

Dr. Russell is Regional Academic Director for Webster University's National Capital Region, where she brings into play a collaborative style, understanding of curriculum, and focus on global education. In her former role as Vice President for International and Domestic Development for Wings of Hope, she traveled extensively in South America and Africa, living and working among indigenous tribes to understand firsthand their struggles and authoring proposals to fund initiatives for health care, education, and sustainable community development. Because of her pioneering work, Wings of Hope received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2012.

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