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AU Cornerstone to Build on Mentorship Program’s Success

The new AU Cornerstone program is an invitation-based, optional track for first-year students who want to get started along their career path or study abroad during their first year.
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Students: Bryana Dyson, Chaitanya Venkateswaran, Evan Rein, Henry Adewamika, Chloe Moss.

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Near and Far: First-Year Students on Becoming Part of AU

We interviewed five first-year students and asked for their perspective on online academics, campus life, social challenges, and more, as they start college in the middle of a historic global pandemic.
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Students move in to Letts Hall

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Campus Comes to Life as Students Arrive for Mid-Semester Experience

A familiar scene took place on March 4, as students started moving into residence halls. The Mid-Semester Residential Experience (MSRE) is a chance for students, many of whom had never lived on campus, to experience community in person and safely.
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Lia Cheek diving to monitor coral reef in the Philippines.

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SIS Student and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dives into the Causes of Environmental Issues

SIS student and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Lia Cheek has formed a career in conservation and an interest in environmental justice.
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Washington Monument, Tidal basin with cherry blossoms

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Not Just a Semester Away

Unforgettable moments don’t happen to everyone, but they are typical for students at American University’s Washington Semester Program (WSP).
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Freddie Mac

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Freddie Mac Summer Internships Lead to Job Offers

Life-changing experience for AU computer science students
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From left to right: Andrew Taber, WSP student from Emory University; Bill Cunningham, CEO and founder,  Creative Investment Research; Ashley Castell, WSP student and AU junior; and Dr. John Sherwood, US Navy historian.

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Valuable Changemaking for Remote Washington Semester Program Interns

The Washington Semester Program is a full-immersion experience that gives students access to the political, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity of Washington, DC. This year, students found meaning in their remote WSP experience.
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