Students work at their internship sites on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Each class meets one day per week, usually early evenings. On Wednesdays, students engage in outside activities (Supreme Court oral arguments, visits with experts, meeting with a Holocaust survivor followed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and so forth). Classes are held in the Luther College Washington Semester offices which are located in the same complex where the students live.
In addition to attending all field trips, students can independently attend a congressional hearing and a protest or demonstration. Students also engage in 12 hours of community service (working at a food kitchen or shelter, helping organize events for the school children who live in the condominium complex, tutoring elementary school children, and so forth).