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Road Scholars Program

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Hit the road with us for Spring Break!

Road Scholars is a spring break study tour that provides undergraduate students with a hands-on opportunity to experience business in the real world.

About Road Scholars

We are excited that you are considering Road Scholars as part of your experience in Kogod! We are confident that you will find this program valuable in both your pursuit of business education and future professional goals.

The Road Scholars program is an alternative spring break study tour that provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to experience business in the real world while earning academic credit (1 credit P/F is optional).

Past destinations have included San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, London, and most recently, Los Angeles, where students met with executives from top companies such as Coca-Cola, UPS, Lloyds, Mini Cooper, Starbucks, Nordstrom, American Apparel, Smashbox Cosmetics, Hilton, TV Guide, Delta Airlines, DisneyToon Studios, Chicago Board of Trade, U.S. Soccer Federation, Wells Fargo, Intel, Starbucks, Mattel, McDonald's, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group, American Airlines, and Boeing.

Program participants also have the opportunity to network with AU alumni from the local region and visit local attractions.

Road Scholars 2014: Seattle

You know Seattle is the caffeine capital of the world, but did you know the Emerald City is the eighth largest port in the U.S. in terms of container capacity? Seattle is also a hotbed of eco-friendly business, committed to being the first climate-neutral city in North America, and is a leader in independent startups, technology, health, and artisanal producers. In addition, Seattle is the home for corporate headquarters for companies such as Starbucks, Amazon, Nordstrom, Seattleā€™s Best Coffee, and more. Join us as we explore the innovation and expertise of business in Seattle through a series of corporate site visits and cultural activities.

Unfortunately, Road Scholars 2014 has been canceled. Please contact K-LAB with any questions.


Please contact Allison Holcomb, Director of Programming and Student Activities, at (202) 885-1530 with questions or email holcomb@american.edu.

Previous Destinations

Los Angeles, Spring 2012
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London, Spring 2011
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Dallas-Fort Worth, Spring 2010
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Seattle, Spring 2009
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Learning Objectives

Road Scholars supports the following learning objectives:

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