Admission

Inside Washington students at the Capitol.
Inside Washington students with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday.
 Inside Washington on the Speaker's balcony at the Capitol.
 Inside Washington students in front of the Supreme Court building.
 The U.S. Capitol at sunrise.

Is this for me?

Inside Washington students are usually in their second or third year at Miami when they arrive in D.C.

Range of majors we see most often: Political Science, International Studies, Journalism, Media & Culture, Economics, Strategic Communication, Social Justice, American Studies, Environmental Science, Statistics and Education. Others welcome, of course!

Students typically have a mix of experiences on their resumes that might include: volunteering on a political campaign or government initiative; a campus leadership position; summer internship for an agency or business or nonprofit; involvement in Miami’s Government Relations Network; active role in campus political group; service work for a special interest group.

What classes prepare me?

Below are the courses we expect participants will have completed by the time they arrive in D.C. Applicants who cannot meet these goals should contact Inside Washington Co-Director Annie-Laurie Blair.

Complete at least one of these:

  • POL 241 American Political System
  • POL 343 American Presidency
  • POL 344 U.S. Congress
  • POL 352 Constitutional Law and Politics
  • POL 353 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
  • POL 356 Mass Media and Politics
  • POL 357 Politics of Organized Interests
  • POL 358 Political Parties in American Politics

Complete at least one of these:

  • JRN 201 News Reporting & Writing I
  • STC 259 Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations
  • MAC/JRN 301 Law and Ethics
  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
  • HST 111 Survey of American History
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
  • ECO 131 Economic Perspectives on Inequality in America
  • AMS 207 America A Global Perspective
  • ATH/ITS 301 Intercultural Relations

Political Science

Complete at least one of these:

  • POL 241 American Political System
  • POL 343 American Presidency
  • POL 344 U.S. Congress
  • POL 352 Constitutional Law and Politics
  • POL 353 Constitutional Rights and Liberties
  • POL 356 Mass Media and Politics
  • POL 357 Politics of Organized Interests
  • POL 358 Political Parties in American Politics

Media, Journalism & Film

Complete at least one of these:

  • JRN 201 News Reporting & Writing I
  • STC 259 Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations
  • MAC/JRN 301 Law and Ethics

Recommended Other Courses

  • GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity
  • HST 111 Survey of American History
  • ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
  • ECO 131 Economic Perspectives on Inequality in America
  • AMS 207 America A Global Perspective
  • ATH/ITS 301 Intercultural Relations

How do I apply?

When you apply via Miami Global Initiatives (see links below), you will need:

  • To answer a statement of interest set of questions on the program page
  • To upload your current DARS
  • To upload your resume

After you have completed the application materials, Inside Washington Program Co-Director Annie-Laurie Blair will contact you to schedule a personal interview.

Post-interview, you’ll get swift notification if you have been accepted!

Apply for the semester Inside Washington program

Apply for the summer Inside Washington program

Estimating your Costs

Inside Washington costs include tuition and student fees, a program fee that covers housing, and out-of-pocket costs such as food, transportation and entertainment.

Thanks to alumni, the program has some scholarship money available. Be sure to indicate on your application form if you’d like to be considered for a scholarship.

Spring Semester

(15 Weeks)

Same as a semester on Oxford campus

Summer Program

(10 Weeks)

Instate: $4,472

Out-of-State: $10,792

Semester Program

$ 4,500 estimated

Summer Program

$ 3,400 estimated

$150 estimated per week. WISH Woodley Park apartments have kitchens, and supermarkets are close by. The surrounding neighborhoods have myriad low-cost dining options.

Reagan National Airport is on the Washington Metro system and easy to navigate to its Woodley Park stop on your arrival day. The WISH building has no parking for residents and Miami urges you not to bring a car, as it’s unnecessary. The Metro offers an array of daily, weekly and monthly SmarTrip passes for subway, bus or both, which you can buy at most stops. Information. Uber, Lyft and good old walking - the options are many in D.C.!

Budget $25 per week.

D.C. has a ton of free entertainment options! From concerts to museums, from the Zoo to author talks, and don’t forget foreign dignitaries and philanthropic events. Sometimes it’s just fun to walk around and people-watch.

Budget $25-$100 per week.

Tuition

Spring Semester

(15 Weeks)

Same as a semester on Oxford campus

Summer Program

(10 Weeks)

Instate: $4,472

Out-of-State: $10,792

Program Fee (includes housing)

Semester Program

$ 4,500 estimated

Summer Program

$ 3,400 estimated

Food

$150 estimated per week. WISH Woodley Park apartments have kitchens, and supermarkets are close by. The surrounding neighborhoods have myriad low-cost dining options.

Travel

Reagan National Airport is on the Washington Metro system and easy to navigate to its Woodley Park stop on your arrival day. The WISH building has no parking for residents and Miami urges you not to bring a car, as it’s unnecessary. The Metro offers an array of daily, weekly and monthly SmarTrip passes for subway, bus or both, which you can buy at most stops. Information. Uber, Lyft and good old walking - the options are many in D.C.!

Budget $25 per week.

Entertainment

D.C. has a ton of free entertainment options! From concerts to museums, from the Zoo to author talks, and don’t forget foreign dignitaries and philanthropic events. Sometimes it’s just fun to walk around and people-watch.

Budget $25-$100 per week.