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Discover the World of Communication

Summer 2022 Discover the World of Communication classes will be offered through NSLC.
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After 25 years of Discover the World of Communication, (DWC) we have decided to take a "pause" for Summer 2022. We will still offer our program through the National Student Leadership Conference as we have done for the past 17 years. Our American University School of Communication professors and working professionals create and teach the academic content for the Discover the World of Communication classes offered through NSLC. Students interested in participating in a Discover the World of Communication course should register through the National Student Leadership Conference online or by calling 312-322-9999. Our program is offered both here at American University and at UC Berkeley.

Discover the World of Communication Program Overview

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American University's School of Communication offers high school students the opportunity to explore the field of communication through the Discover the World of Communication program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To participate in the National Student Leadership Conference program

There are 100 spaces during each of the DWC/NSLC at American University in Washington, DC program:

  • Session 1: June 11-19
  • Session 2: June 23-July 1

There are 100 Spaces for the DWC/NSLC American University Program at UC Berkeley in California program

  • Session 3:  July 30-August 7 

The classes are taught by American Univeristy faculty and working professionals.

Create a resume worthy news article, video, flash fiction writing, screenplay as well as work from your portfolio that may be used for college admissions, internships, and your own enjoyment. You will also receive a DWC certificate for each non-credit class completed and an AU transcript for the 1-credit Public Speaking course. This information can be used on your college applications.

DWC is taking a pause while we search for a new program director for Summer 2023. Sarah Menke-Fish founded and directed the program and will assist in the transition of the program to a new director. To provide the best experience possible we want to make sure we have ample time to introduce someone new to the wonderful world of DWC!