Study at NYU Washington, DC

Enroll in an exciting course in the US capital.

Undergraduate students interested in spending time at NYU Washington, DC, may enroll for a course during January as a unique intersession option or in preparation for their time in the capitol for the spring semester. The opportunity to enroll at NYU Washington, DC, for the spring 2020 semester is still available, learn about the semester courses, internships, and how to apply.

U.S. Politics and Policy in 2020 and Beyond: A Firsthand Experience in Our Nation's Capital

Professor Patrick Egan - POL-UA 9994, College of Arts and Science - 4 points (undergraduate)

Monday to Friday, the daily schedule will vary. Students should be available from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Some weekend activities may be assigned.

In class learning will be complemented with guest speakers, opportunities to meet government employees, and visits to national museums and monuments.   

This course will count toward the NYU Politics major or minor as an elective.  There are no prerequisites.


Dates: January 6 - 24, 2020

Arrival/check-in: Sunday, January 5th (between 9 am and 5 pm)

Departure: Friday, January 24th (check out before 9 am, class will meet this day and will end by 3 pm)


Tuition (4 credits): $5972

Housing, $782** (check-in Sunday January 5th, check-out Friday, January 24th)

** Students who have an academic year housing license at any NYU campus/academic center for the 2019-20 school year will not be charged for housing. The cost for JTerm housing in Washington will be waived.

** Students who have a fall semester 2019, or spring semester 2020 housing license with NYU Washington, DC, will not be charged for housing. The cost for JTerm housing in Washington will be waived.

Housing is guaranteed/required, students whose family live within commuting distance may be exempt from housing. Students will live in double bedrooms in shared suites. Each suite has a kitchen equipped for preparing meals, there is no meal plan. A limited number of single rooms is available for an additional charge.

Financial Assistance:   

Students enrolled in a JTerm course may qualify for forms of assistance through the Office of Financial Aid automatic review process.

How to Enroll:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the course is filled. Students will be registered for the course at the point of admission notification. 

NOTE: Students who have already taken the POL-UA 9994 course during a prior J-term in DC are not eligible to enroll in this class.


Submit an Application:

Current NYU students from any undergraduate college/school may apply for this course. Log into the application with your net ID and password.  

Visiting students (students currently matriculated at another US accredited institution) who would like to enroll must create an application ID to apply. Send an official transcript including all college level work completed to:

NYU Office of Global Programs

383 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor

New York, New York 10003

Payment Information:

Students will be charged by the University Bursar for tuition, fees, and housing. Final payment is due December 3, 2019.  Learn more about payment deadlines and refund schedules.

Student Testimonials

“I feel as though my writing and critical thinking skills improved more in this short course than in any other course I have taken.” - JTerm student, 2019

“Having guest speakers allowed us to apply what we learned with people
who interact with the material we discussed on a daily basis.” - Jterm student, 2019

"The integration of site visits and interviews with regular lectures was extremely effective and informative." - JTerm student, 2018

"This is probably my favorite class I've ever taken at NYU! I wish it was longer!" JTerm student, 2018

Phone: 212-998-4433