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AU Gap Summer Program

Washington Mentorship Program: Field Practicum

The American University Gap Summer Program offers students the opportunity to spend the summer in Washington, D.C. and earn six credits. The summer program includes a seminar course in Global Business, as well as an introductory course on college research methods. The dates of the 5-week 2016 summer session are June 26- July 30. The program is open to both domestic and international high school graduates that are looking for a different experience before entering college.

Global Business Seminar (3 credits)
Students will learn about global business as it plays out in the nation’s capital. This seminar immerses students in both the theory and practice of global business through meetings with experts and site visits to such organizations as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Introduction to College Inquiry (3 credits)
Students will develop academic questioning, research, analytical and problem solving skills that are required to be successful in college. You will learn how to identify key approaches to both inquiry and academic research; compare and contrast diverse sources and information content; and evaluate course readings, resource materials, individual research, active discussion, and analytical writing as they apply to research.