United States

United States

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in United States for our students.

Atlanta, Georgia

Academic Program

An exchange program where students are fully integrated into the academic and social life of the college. Students also enjoy cross-registration privileges at Morehouse College. Most popular majors: psychology, biology, English.

  • Fields of study: Full curriculum.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA
  • Size of the student body: 1900

Living Arrangements

Students live in host institution dormitories; meal-plans included.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-January to mid-May

Washington, DC

Academic Program

Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 semester units on the program which includes seminars related to the concentration theme (totaling 8 semester units), a credit-bearing internship (4 semester units) and either an independent research project, an on-campus elective, or one of the American University classes available in the evenings on the D.C. campus ( 3 -4 semester units). The travel elective courses are not approved and Scripps does not cover the travel fees associated with such electives.

  • Reviewed by: Professors Nancy Neiman Auerbach and Roberto Pedace
  • Fields of study: Scripps students may choose from any of the thematic concentration options based in Washington, D.C. and are expected to complete a minimum of 15 semester units (3.75 courses at Scripps). The travel electives are not approved course options.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; completion of course work related to the concentration theme
  • Size of the student body: The American University Washington Semester draws visiting students from around the world. Students will share classes with many international students, providing a wide range of perspectives in the classroom.
  • Number of program participants: Approximately 375 participants with each concentration ranging from 25-40 students.

Living Arrangements

Students have a roommate, typically sharing a dorm room or as one of four students sharing a two bedroom apartment, arranged by the program. Scripps provides a meal stipend allowance and recommends students choose the partial meal plan level they prefer in the university cafeteria. That would free up the remainder of the stipend for lunches at the internship location so that students don't have to return to campus midday.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid August to mid-December
  • Spring: Early February to mid-May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: As soon as a student is accepted by American University they should start looking into the options in the American University internship database. Some internships require significant lead time due to the need to obtain security clearance. Because of the part-time arrangement for the internships (typically 2 days per week), interns may not be given a wide range of responsibility that is common with a full-time internship. Scripps students may choose to take one American University class from the options offered in the evenings in place of the research project course. This helps to provide integration with the wider American University student population.
  • Budget Planning: Washington D.C. has a high cost of living so students should plan their budget carefully, particularly for local transportation costs to get to their internship placement.

Washington, DC

Academic Program

In addition to a full-time internship, students, pursue independent research and enroll in two government courses. Students receive a total of four Scripps credits. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Roberto Pedace
  • Fields of study: American politics, international politics, legal studies with internships in various fields in government, non-profit organizations or media organizations
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 3-5 courses in major; Introduction to American Politics course
  • Size of the student body: Students are primarily from Claremont McKenna College, with others from the rest of the Claremont Colleges
  • Number of program participants: 15-18

Living Arrangements

Students live in locally rented apartments shared with other CMC program participants and prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to late December
  • Spring: Mid-January to mid-May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students should know that the internship is full-time, with a minimum of 40 hours per week. This often means that interns are given projects with a higher level of responsibility than may be possible in a part-time internship placement. The remaining classes are offered in the evenings and there may be occasional weekend obligations. Participants have several required meetings in the semester prior to studying in Washington to prepare for the internship application process.
  • Budget Planning: Washington D.C. has a high cost of living so students should plan their budget carefully, particularly for local transportation costs to get to their internship placement.