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Opportunities for International Students

Opportunities for International Students

American University’s School of Professional & Extended Studies offers a diverse array of rigorous programs that give international students endless opportunities for networking, academic study led by experienced faculty, and internship experience. During your time in Washington, you will learn from some of the world’s most influential experts, build your professional portfolio, meet new and lifelong friends, gain extensive experience, and immerse yourself in U.S. culture. In the nation’s capital, you are in the exciting historical, cultural and political epicenter of America, with unmatched energy and opportunity for ambitious students of all levels!

The School of Professional & Extended Studies has a strong tradition of partnering with institutions overseas to host international students and professionals for opportunities in Washington, D.C. Our global network allows American University to sponsor J-1 exchange visitors for some of our programs. Click on any of the programs below to learn more:

Washington Semester Program

Graduate Gateway Program

International Gateway Program (undergraduate)

International Gateway Program (graduate)

Academic English Program (AEP)

English Language Program (ELP)


For additional information about international student enrollment, please contact:

Stephanie Rucker Andrews  
Assistant Director, International Recruitment & Student Services
ruckeran@american.edu
001-202-895-4926