Writing the City

Writing the City students at Union Station
Writing the City students visited Union Station's main hall for inspiration.


Course Information

In the words of Mark Twain, humans are meant to “explore, dream, discover.” Students in this intensive writing course draw from that ideal to explore Washington, DC, beyond its well-known treasures and locate undiscovered inspiration.

Through short readings, regular on-site writing, and in-class exercises, students analyze the voices of travel writers and work to find and establish their own. In addition, students create and contribute to a travel blog, as well as participate in a public reading of their work. Laptops and digital cameras are suggested.



Course Snapshot

Summer Immersion

Session I: July 5-17, 2015

Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors


Tuition & Fees:
Resident: $2,700
(tuition, program fee, supplies, room & board)
Commuter: $1,982
(tuition, programs fee and supplies)

Students may enroll in one non-credit course per session.

Student Schedule

This is a sample student schedule. Actual student schedules may vary.

7:30-8:30am: Breakfast at Pelham Dining Commons
9:00am-3:30pm: Class /Site Visit
11:00am-1:00pm: Lunch at Pelham Dining Commons or Off-campus
1:00pm-3:30pm: Class/Site Visit
3:30pm-6:00pm: Free Time/Afternoon Programming Activities
6:00-7:30pm: Dinner
7:30-9:00pm: Evening Programming Activities/Off-campus Excursions
1:00pm/12:00pm: In-Room Curfew Weekdays/Weekends
Weekends: Program Activities and Off-campus Excursions