Hands-On Learning, Unforgettable Experience

Students on a hike during a study abroad trip

At American University, education extends beyond the classroom. Students become changemakers by expanding their knowledge and understanding with experiences gained through incredible study abroad programs, countless internship and undergraduate research opportunities, and substantial chances to give back with service learning in the DC community. Through experiential learning, we prepare a generation to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

Over 200 Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students
90% of AU Students participate in at least one internship
60% of AU Students study abroad


Student receiving diploma at graduation

Newsroom Practicum Leads to 2022 Pulitzer-Prize Win for Student Journalists

Students Team with Washington Post on coverage of January 6th attack on the US Capitol
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Students work in a lab

From Cancer Researcher to Health Ambassador and Classes In Between

Future doctor makes every learning experience count throughout AU STEM education
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Scarlett Wedergren

From Nebraska to Nairobi: The Business of Public Health

Scarlett Wedergren means business when it comes to public health.
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