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Buddy Program

Students posing with a character
The AU Buddy Program is a long-standing tradition of the Abroad at AU program. The program is a unique opportunity for international students, here for one semester or a year, to be paired with current American University students as a mentor and friend on campus and in Washington, DC. The program helps Abroad at AU students transition more smoothly to AU academics, life outside the classroom and to learn more about American culture through experience.
Buddies hanging out together.
The AU students who participate in the program have returned from their semester or year abroad and know what it is like to visit another institution and complete coursework, internships, or travel in a different country. Many buddy pairs have remained friends for years and even traveled to visit one another across the globe after completing the program!