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Mentorship in England Curriculum

Bath campus

Mentorship Program in England students will take 15 credits of classes (five 3-credit courses) and study on an accelerated semester schedule over eleven weeks – with classes starting in late September and ending in mid-December. The curriculum is cohort based, with students taking most of their courses with the AU Mentorship group.

The Mentorship Program in England features the following American University classes that are core to the Mentorship Program:

  • Intercultural Understanding, which counts toward AU's General Education Area 3
  • Introduction to College Inquiry, which counts as elective credit
  • College Writing (online), which counts toward AU's writing requirements

The AU professor, who is in country with the students, will use the Intercultural Understanding and Introduction to College Inquiry classes to incorporate experiential research and projects related to England, using the city and its surroundings as a classroom. To supplement the curriculum, there will be several experiential excursions in England throughout the semester.

Beyond the AU courses, the program includes two courses taught by Bath Spa University that will count toward AU degree requirements. The BSU elective courses for Fall 2016 will be:

  • Economics and Globalisation, equivalent to AU's ECON-100: Macroeconomics
  • Visions of Business and Leadership, equivalent to an AU MGMT-100 level course


  • Students will be enrolled in classes in consultation with the American University Mentorship Program Advisor.
  • All Mentorship Program students will take the AU math placement test in May, and the scores from that test will be used for Spring semester placement, when Mentorship in England students start the AU math requirement.
  • All credits and GPA while in the Mentorship Program in England will be applied to your academic record when you start your degree program at AU in the Spring semester.
  • Textbooks will be purchased in England.
  • Mentorship Program in England students must abide by the policies, regulations, and codes relating to student behavior at American University and the policies of Bath Spa University (BSU). Any student who violates the Academic Integrity Code while in the Mentorship Program will have their Spring admission offer reevaluated. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in order to meet the standard for satisfactory progress. If students do not maintain a status of 2.0 or higher, they will start Spring semester on academic probation.

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For more information, contact the AU Mentorship Program office.

Quote from a student

"The best experience was being able to learn in a new environment. Not only did I learn from a different perspective in the classroom, I was learning how to adapt to a new culture at the same time."

- Mentorship Student, Fall 2015

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