Gap Program will give you an immersive academic experience in Washington,
D.C. – with an internship and two college courses. By taking classes that include site visits and
guest speakers, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at international
organizations, non-profits, media groups, and global business entities, all
while gaining real-world experience with an internship.
The best part of the program is that
American University has 70 years of experience mentoring first year and
advanced college students who are in DC for internships and experiential
courses at AU. The Gap Program and our
Summer Institutes for pre-college students take the best of our internship
programs and experiential classes to provide you with a once in a lifetime
In addition, the AU Gap will give you an opportunity to
experience life on a college campus and in a professional setting, thus providing
you with a foundation of skills that can be
applied to future studies and careers.
Our semester or year program is an excellent option if you
have just completed high school and are searching for a meaningful and
challenging experience before formally starting college. Since it can be year-long or semester gap
experience, you can easily combine a semester in AU Gap with another type of
Gap experience; or immerse yourself in gaining internship experience for a
full-year! The semester/year program is
a credit program of 7 credits per semester.