Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the Classroom (BTC) is an interdisciplinary living-learning program that prepares students to be active and responsible citizens and leaders in a complex, multi-cultural, and global society. Students develop the educational and professional leadership skills to understand and to contribute constructively to civic engagement and social change in a global context. Students address significant civic and social issues through exciting internship, community service, and civic learning experiences with nonprofit, nongovernmental and civil society organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Through its integrated academic, experiential, and service components that offer students real-world learning opportunities outside the classroom, BTC enables students from all disciplines and majors to develop and to realize their potential for civic leadership at the local, national and global levels. BTC is a three-semester program open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors.