CRS in Action

CRS students are active and engaged global citizens who work to make a positive difference by applying their regional expertise to the international issues most important to them. As a CRS student, practica, study abroad, overseas internships, and even independent research provide you opportunities to gain on the ground experience in your region of focus. Our renowned scholar-practitioners are continuously engaged in field research, informing their teaching and creating opportunities for student-faculty collaboration.

Get Involved

A look at some of the ways you can get involved on campus.

Comparative and Regional Studies Association

The Comparative and Regional Studies Association (CRSA) was founded at American University in Fall 2013. The purpose of the association is to promote interaction between the various regional foci of CRS through social and scholarly events and to serve as a body to advocate for students associated with the program. We are always open to suggestions for new activities and welcome CRS students to get involved. Find us on Facebook or contact us at

Graduate Student Council

The SIS Graduate Student Council (GSC) is committed to providing professional development, advocating for graduate students, and building a school-wide community. GSC provides opportunities to graduate students to plan and participate in social and professional development events, serve on school committees, advocate for themselves and their peers, and generally have their voices heard in the SIS administration. With a team of senators representing the various programs at the School of International Service and a dedicated Executive Council, the GSC strives to be a leader both inside and outside American University. Contact the GSC at