Washington Seminar

The 2022 Washington Seminar is cancelled due to COVID-19. We look forward to continuing this program in the future. 

See government up close and personal!

Check out a unique summer program in Madison and Washington.

Interested in learning what makes state and national government tick? Consider a 3-week study away program and unique opportunity to see public policy first-hand in Madison and Washington, D.C.

The Seminar, led by UW-Milwaukee faculty, provides an up-close and personal view of the workings of government. You will meet and interact with congressional and executive officials, national nonprofit leaders, journalists, lobbyists and other policy influencers.

Earn College Credit

Students from all majors are invited to take this hands-on course exploring areas such as the environment, energy, health, the economy, and social justice issues. Students will earn three credits through UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha that are easily transferable throughout the UW System.

Program Details

  • Course begins online TBD. Course meets face-to-face on TBD and ends TBD, 2022
  • Housing provided at UW-Madison and George Washington University
  • Tuition and fees total $2,950
  • Fees will include roundtrip airfare, lodging, most meals, Metro passes and two site trips
  • Scholarships available
  • Deadline to apply is TBD

Want more information? Contact us!

See detailed overview, student feedback from previous Washington Seminars by clicking on the corresponding year below:


View the full 2020 Washington Seminar flyer

Washington Seminar Scholarship

WIPPS raises scholarship money each year for Washington Seminar students.  Our goal is to help students with financial need to have the opportunity to interact with policy makers in Madison and Washington.

For more information about available scholarships, please contact us here.

To donate to the Washington Seminar scholarship fund, click here.