The School of Communication, in consultation with AU Abroad, offers a selection of study abroad programs for undergraduate students who want to make the world their classroom. These programs are recommended based on the academic quality of the host institutions' course offerings in your field of study. Usually, you may study abroad anytime from the second semester of your sophomore year through your senior year.
Study abroad is a privilege that requires a significant amount of planning and responsibility. The first step is to decide where you want to study abroad. You may choose to study at one of American University's Premirer International Centers in Belgium (AU Brussels), Kenya (AU Nairobi), or Spain (AU Madrid) or at one of the myriad programs offered at host institutions in Italy, Denmark, England, Ireland, Wales, India, Korea, the Czech Republic, Australia, Spain, or Japan.
The next step is to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor, at which you'll create a multi-year plan to ensure that the study abroad program you've chosen will fit into your academic major and fulfill your degree requirements for graduation from AU. At this meeting, both you and your advisor will sign the Study Abroad Pre-Approval form.
Once the form is completed, you'll be able to apply to the approved program of your choice. After you are accepted, you will choose your courses. In order for your study abroad courses to appear on your AU transcript, you must complete and submit course equivalences for all courses. Students should complete equivalency forms prior to their departure, but if your schedule changes once you are abroad, you may use the online course equivalency form. When the add/drop period ends at your study abroad institution, you should send a final list of your courses to both your School of Communication advisor and AU Abroad.
More information about studying abroad can be found on the AU Abroad website.