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Literature | Study Abroad


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Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

Burgtorf, Michael R
Sr. Administrative Assistant

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047

American University students are encouraged to study abroad almost anywhere in the world. 

Students may study abroad between their second semester of sophomore year through their senior year. The Literature Department recommends that students study abroad during their junior year.

Literature majors can count up to six credit hours of pre-approved courses, taken while abroad, towards their upper level major course requirements. 

Students need to let their academic advisor know as soon as possible about their desire to study abroad so they can meet to discuss their study abroad goals and how to fit this experience into their specific academic program and graduation requirements.


Literature majors and minors have studied abroad with the following AU programs:

Australia: University of Melbourne
Australia: University of New South Wales
Belgium: Brussels Summer European Internship
Chile: Santiago Program
China: Beijing Program
China: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Czech Republic: CET Prague Programs
Czech Republic: Prague Film Production (CET)
England: King's College London
England: London School of Economics - Summer school
England: Oxford University-Lady Margaret Hall
England: Pembroke-King's Program at Cambridge - Summer
England: University College London
England: University of Exeter
England: IES London Internship
France: MICEFA Exchange
Germany: Freie Universitaet-Berlin European Studies program (FU-BEST)
Germany: Junior Year Munich
Ireland: Dublin Summer Internship (EUSA)
Ireland: National University of Ireland, Galway
Ireland: Trinity College Dublin
Ireland: University College Dublin
Italy: American University of Rome
Italy: Intensive Italian at the University of Modena
Italy: John Cabot University
Italy: Studio Art Centers International
Korea: Yonsei University
Mexico: UDLA Puebla Summer Spanish Intensive
Morocco: AMIDEAST in Rabat
Netherlands: University College Maastricht
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington
Scotland: University of Edinburgh
Scotland: University of Glasgow
Spain: Clashes & Alliances of Mediterranean Civilizations
Spain: Iberian Experience
Sweden: University of Gothenburg
Tajikistan: Eurasian Regional Language Program (American Councils)
Turkey: Arcadia in Istanbul
Turkey: Koc University
United Arab Emirates: AU Sharjah


AU Abroad

For more information on study abroad programs, visit AU Abroad.