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Washington Center gives Emerson top honor

Emerson College has been named 2015 Private University of the Year by The Washington Center for its ongoing commitment to providing educational opportunities for students in the nation’s capital.

In a June 2 letter to the College, The Washington Center (TWC) called Emerson “truly a model for other potential TWC affiliates, sending strong cohorts of students each fall throughout the history of our partnership and a particularly large group for the coming semester.”

“We are always excited to see institutions positioning a D.C. program as valuable to those pursuing careers in communication-related fields,” the letter said, “and we know that your students bring an important perspective to the TWC community.”

TWC is a nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit.

Emerson’s Washington, D.C. Program offers qualified juniors and seniors of any major the opportunity to spend a fall semester in the nation’s capital, focusing on the issues, processes, and decisions surrounding government, social advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses, economics, and more.

Students may enroll for one semester of study, in the fall term only. Accepted students will take 8 credits of internship at a site chosen for their specific goals or interests, and 8 credits of classes.

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