Information for Accepted Students

You’ve been accepted to WCSC. Hooray! Take a look at our FAQ for answers to your top questions. Then…

1. Confirm your participation in the WCSC program

  • all students, regardless of their home institution, must contact the WCSC office at 202-529-5378, or email and tell her you are participating

2. Pay your deposit

  • your deposit holds your spot in the program and becomes non-refundable once WCSC staff start working on your internship placement
  • if you are an EMU student, you must make a $500 deposit with the EMU Business Office, which you can do online (with this link) or by visiting the office in person
  • students from an institution other than EMU can for deposit instructions

3. Fill out your Cross-Cultural Health Form

  • attach a copy of your insurance card (both sides)
  • send it to us via , fax, or regular mail

4. Meet with your advisor

5. Research possible internships

  • think about the skills and the types of organizations that you are interested in. (What types of skills would you like to develop? Are there issues you feel strongly connected to? Who would you like to work with? What type of leadership do you work best under? Do you like to work alone or with others?)
  • look at our list of possible internships in your major
  • do some online research on your own (our list is just to get you started—we can also help you brainstorm when we start the placement process, ~4 months before you arrive)
  • call us to discuss your internship options; you will have a WCSC advisor to set up an interview and accompany you

6. Update your resume

7. Let us know when you’re available for internship interviews in DC

8. If needed, sign up for classes at local universities

  • Contact if you know you will need a class
  • Courses are offered through Trinity University, UDC (the University of the District of Columbia), Corcoran College of Art and Design, and the Graduate School of the U.S.D.A. (foreign languages)

9. Moving in