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Office of Global & Immersive Studies

Welcome to the Office of Global and Immersive Studies. We provide more than 130 study abroad and exchange programs overseas, as well as immersive study programs in Washington, DC and elsewhere in the United States. Our programs empower you to make important connections between your academic studies and the real world.  

Intern in DC

Washington, DC Intern in front of the US Capitol

Washington Semester Program

Land a DC internship, get career-readiness training, take engaging courses, and graduate on time.


DC intern in front of Washington Monument

DC Internship Gap Year

See the sights and sounds of our nation's capital while you intern at a renowned DC organization. We provide you with career-readiness training to succeed.


Study in DC as an International Student

Abroad at AU students in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC

Abroad at AU

Study at AU alongside your US peers as a visiting undergrad. Explore life as a student in DC with classes, campus and co-curricular activities.


International Accelerator students at American University

International Accelerator

Improve your English proficiency and academic readiness to apply to American University as a degree-seeking student.


ELTA ESL students clapping in class

English Language & Training Academy

Immerse yourself in US culture and improve your academic English language skills in this full-time ESL program.


Study Abroad in 130+ Cities Worldwide

AU Abroad student in Kenya

AU Abroad

Transform your AU education by engaging in courses and internships abroad while immersing yourself in a new culture.


International Partnerships


O.P. Jindal Global (Deemed) University (JGU)

Dual Degree and Articulation Programs.