CALL Program Prepares Students for the Professional World
In fall of 2019 Georgetown University started offering students the opportunity to participate in the Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL) program. The CALL program gives students the chance to earn a semester’s worth of credit while cultivating professional skills and living in downtown DC.
The idea for the CALL program started with the Red House, an innovative organization at Georgetown that strives to make higher education more effective and equitably beneficial to society.
“The CALL program combines living, learning, and working downtown,” explained Abigail Lewis, director of the program. “Students spend part of their week in an internship, with the other part taking courses – and in between exploring the city.”
Students who participate in the program complete an internship of their choice over the course of the semester, while taking credit-bearing seminar style classes. These classes allow them to reflect on their work while gaining insight into how organizational structures function. Professors take their classes outside the traditional classroom setting, allowing students to learn about the professional world by immersing themselves in it.
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