Make DC Your Classroom
Many AU students choose to come here because of our location in Washington, DC - and we want to help you take advantage of the city right from the start. Not only is DC the capital of the United States and home to hundreds of international organizations and NGOs, it also boasts of a vibrant visual and performing arts scene and is a real city where people live, work and raise families. Through the UC Washington Lab, you will discover both "official Washington" and "the real DC." Your Program Associate and even your professor will serve as your insider tour guides, filling you in on where to go - and not go - and what to do, as well as the behind-the-scenes story of what really goes on in Washington.
The University College's out-of-class activities seamlessly link your specific course to the unrivaled resources of Washington, D.C. such as the Smithsonian Institution, government agencies, think tanks and nonprofits working on every issue under the sun.