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Broaden your horizons this summer with an AU study abroad program! Internships, Institutes, and courses are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Explore the many offerings available below, and listen to what AU students have to say about Summer Study Abroad in video testimonials!


European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute

For more information about this program, contact ccps@american.edu or visit the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute.

Modeled on the internationally-recognized Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, but in a European context, this institute in Brussels, Belgium introduces students to the art and craft of lobbying in the European Union (EU). Students are immersed in the strategies, tactics, methods, techniques, regulations, and ethics of lobbying in Europe. Drawing on their rich body of experiences, prominent lobbyists involved in all aspects of their profession offer lectures on EU legal systems, rule making, EU relations with national capitals, EU-United States relations, and comparisons between U.S. and European policy making.

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SIS Summer Abroad Programs

For more information about these programs, contact sissum@american.edu or go to SIS Summer Abroad Programs.

SIS organizes a number of short-term, faculty-led, experiential programs abroad each summer for graduate students. Program locations change each summer to reflect the needs and interests of the student population. The detailed curricula of the programs make them ideal for students who wish to concentrate on a specific region or topic area. Each one offers ample opportunity to interact with local and regional leaders and conduct field research.

Programs for Summer 2014 will take place in these locations:

  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Malaysia and Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Israel

SIS also offers over 90 international internship opportunities for graduate students. Previous internship have included the Red Cross (South Africa), The Nature Conservancy (Ecuador), UNFAO (Sri Lanka), Center for Strategic Studies (Georgia), US-ASEAN Technical Assistance and Training Facility (Indonesia), and many more.

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AU Abroad Summer Study and Internships

For more information about these programs, contact 202-885-1320 or 866-313-0757 or auabroad@american.edu or go to AU Abroad Summer Programs.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in a language prior to studying for a semester or a year abroad, or you want to experience the world while earning academic credit, AU Abroad summer study options include Australia, China, Denmark, Egypt, Korea, Mexico, and South Africa, as well as London, Berlin, and Rome. Summer language immersion programs are available for AU students in French (Montreal, Canada), Chinese (Beijing), Russian (Moscow or St. Petersburg), and Spanish (Mexico or Spain).

An international internship is an ideal way to make contacts for the future and acquire the experience you need to enhance your resume. The AU Abroad summer internship program can be your passport to that experience. With locations ranging from Australia to Russia, as well as Brussels, London, Dublin, Paris, and Madrid to choose from, you’ll enjoy all of the perks of living and learning in a dynamic city while gaining practical, professional, and intercultural skills.

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Summer Law Programs Abroad

For more information about the following programs, see Washington College of Law Summer Abroad Programs.

The Washington College of Law offers summer abroad programs that allow participants to study international legal systems and cultures, as well as network with peers and policy makers. In 2014, programs are available in the following areas:

  • Chile/Argentina
  • Europe, including London/Paris/Brussels/Geneva
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Turkey

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Kogod School of Business - Undergraduate

Undergraduate students can spend the summer studying and gaining international business experience in Germany through Kogod's partnership with WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar. The WHU European Bachelor Summer Institute takes place during the first two weeks of June. For more information, visit Kogod Global Learning.

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Kogod School of Business - Graduate

Graduate students can enroll in intense, in-depth programs through the WHU European Summer Institute in Vallendar, Germany or the ESCP Europe Summer Session in Paris, France. Students can explore and experience the areas of international business, management, and marketing. For more information about these programs, visit Kogod Global Learning.

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