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Student Health Center

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The Student Health Center provides basic medical care, including treatment of minor emergencies, acute illness such as the common cold or flu, routine gynecological exams, immunizations, and allergy injections.

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AU Libraries

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AU's library collections have more than one million books, over 20,000 e-books, 45,000 online serial subscriptions, over 300 electronic databases containing thousands of online journals, and more than 50,000 music and media items.

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Kay Spiritual Life Center

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The Kay Spiritual Life Center is home to over 35 faith communities, including Baha'i, Buddhist, various Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, and Hindu/Vedic. Its mission is to ensure students a safe place for interfaith understanding.

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Athletic Facilities

AU students exercise at Jacobs/Cassell Fitness Center.

AU has a variety of indoor and outdoor sports facilities for students including the Jacobs Fitness Center, the Cassell Fitness Center, the Reeves Aquatic Center, and the Bender Arena.

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AU Shuttles

American University shuttle bus

AU provides free shuttle bus service between the Tenleytown Metro station, Washington College of Law, its Tenley Campus, and its main campus. Busses come every 10-20 minutes from 6:15 am to 3:30 am.
Bus locations can be tracked by GPS online and through the StreetEagle Transit phone application.

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Student Organizations

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A great way to meet new people and practice your English is to get involved in one of American University's 200 student-led organizations. With topics such as business, politics, religion and culture, students are bound to find a club that matches their interests.

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Katzen Arts Center

American University's Katzen Arts Center

Although most know AU's Katzen Arts Center as the home to the university's art faculties, it also houses a 30,000 square foot AU Museum. This museum hosts a wide variety of exciting exhibits from both local and international artists. For musical, dance or theater performances, students can also visit AU's Greenberg Theater

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The Academic Support and Access Center

ASAC - Fac Syllabus Info

The Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) provides students comprehensive educational assistance. Students have access to free writing help, study skills workshops, tutoring, academic counseling, and numerous other services for disabilities.

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Conversation Partners

International Media students participate in Virtual Dinner project; they shared meals and conversation via skype with Egyptian students

In addition to their Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation classes, IELP students can also be matched with a conversation partners on campus. Conversation Partners provide students not only extra speaking practice, but also a deeper understanding of American culture.

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