Discover DC

NSP-DDC
August 20 to August 22

Discover DC is an opportunity for new AU students to learn about Washington DC's unique diversity by visiting various neighborhoods in the area and to consider the concept of civic engagement as it is lived by DC citizens.

Domestic and International students will be placed in groups of 10-12 and will receive self-guided neighborhood tour information and metro passes good for each day. Students will also meet with at least one representative in each neighborhood who will speak with them about civic engagement and diversity in DC. A nominal charge covers some meals, metro fare for Wednesday and Thursday, and other program materials.

Students will be able to register for the Discover DC program when they register for New Student Orientation on the myau.american.edu portal.


 
Sample Discover DC Schedule

Day 1
  • Check In
  • Opening Speaker and Activities
  • Discover DC BBQ
  • Bus Tours Depart
Day 2
  • Breakfast
    • Students meet to find out which neighborhood they will be visiting, get their metro passes for the day as well as city maps and metro maps.
  • Students depart for assigned neighborhoods
    • Various Locations
  • Dinner (meal plan)
  • Discussion
Day 3
  • Breakfast
    • Students meet to find out which neighborhood they will be visiting, get their metro passes for the day as well as city maps and metro maps.
  • Students depart for assigned neighborhoods
    • Various Locations
  • Dinner (meal plan)
  • Discussion
  • Closing Slideshow