Abroad at AU students have access to the Jacobs Fitness Center and the Cassell Fitness Center, both of which are state-of-the-art fitness centers that include treadmills, ellipticals, cross trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, stairclimbers, free weights and selectorized and plate loaded strength equipment. Additionally, there are group classes available and the Jacobs Fitness Center features an Olympic-size pool.
Abroad at AU students can enjoy a wide range of on-campus activities that include speakers, panel discussions, movies, concerts and plays. American University features the Kennedy Political Union (KPU), one of the premier student-run lecture series in the United States. KPU has brought such speakers as then-Senator Obama, Senator Ted Kennedy, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Senator and Presidential candidate Bob Dole, Robert F. Kennedy, and journalist Bob Woodward among hundreds of others. AU also has a variety of student-run clubs in which Abroad at AU students can participate focusing on topics ranging from international relations to cultural groups to political organizations.