A new program designed to replace SIS Mentorship and complement AUX, Explore SIS provides a bridge between first-year students and SIS, in order to ensure that they feel connected to their major from day one. Core Guides work with first year students in their sections of World Politics. They play an essential role in facilitating participation in SIS-related events, and in connecting students to SIS faculty.
Core Guides regularly represent SIS at recruitment events, and hold Office Hours in the SIS Atrium as a way of connecting to current and prospective students. While students touring American University for the first time can use AU Ambassadors as a resource to answer any questions about the university, they can rely on the Diplomatic Core to learn about students’ experiences in SIS.
The SIS Culture Cafe provides a space for students and faculty across the school to gather together and discuss international events, literature, and arts. In 2018 we are piloting our Summer Book Club.