American University's Washington Semester Program
students are able to spend a semester attending American University's
Semester Program in Washington DC. The program offers semesters in
areas: American politics, public law, justice, foreign policy, peace and
resolution, international business and trade, economic policy,
environment and development, the arts, transforming communities and
policy and special education.
For more information, visit www.washingtonsemester.com.
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)
is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a city that is often
It allows young women to meet other young women from all parts of the
and share different ideas. It also allows students to explore DC and
decide whether or not
it is the right place for them."
Hood College is a founding member of the Public Leadership Education
(PLEN), which is a national consortium of women's colleges working
to prepare women for public leadership. PLEN believes that women's
is critical in shaping public policy in communities, the nation and
Each year PLEN hosts a series of seminars and internships on the
process. The seminars, which take place in Washington DC include:
and Public Policy: A Public Leadership Career Conference, Women and
Seminar, Women and Science/Technology Policy Seminar, Women and
and Women and International Policy Seminar.
These seminars are open to students of all majors.
information about PLEN visit www.plen.org.
Model United Nations Club
The Model UN club is open to all Hood College students. We participate
week-long National Model United Nations simulation each spring in New
During the fall we learn about the operations of the United Nations
specific policies of the country or NGO that we represent and also
in a number of activities that publicize the work of the United
Recently we have represented the governments of The Democratic
of Korea, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. As part of our preparations for
simulation we usually visit "our" country's embassy in Washington
DC as well as its permanent mission to the United Nations.
more information about the national simulation see www.nmun.org.
Maryland Student Legislature
The Maryland Student Legislature is a student run organization and is
to all students at Hood College. Students participate in three
year as members of this club. There are two interim sessions, one each
which rotate among different colleges throughout the state, and one
held in the spring in the House and Senate chambers in Annapolis.
Students sponsor and debate legislation using parliamentary rules and
in past sessions, bills ranged from changes in laws about the pledge
to the inclusion of same sex unions as a form of legal marriage.
assigned to committees where they debate bills in similar groups
come together and debate the bills as one large group in the general
While many students participate in the club without earning college
some opt to receive one credit in the spring semester for their
Credit can only be granted one time.
For more information about the Maryland Student Legislature, visit www.msl.org.
You can also call Janis Judson (301) 696-3721.