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American University Gap Program

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American University's Gap Program is designed with your timeline in mind. Choose either one or two semesters, the flexibility of Gap allows you to decide when you want to launch your college career.

Everyone has a different plan. Graduating early? Planning to take a break before starting college full-time? Backpacking across Europe? Whatever your plan, AU's Gap Program will help you stay on track to meet your academic and career goals.

Students in the Gap Program will:

  • Intern 3-days per week with an organization in Washington, DC
  • Attend a semester seminar in American Politics, International Affairs, or Global Business
  • Visit nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses

Upon completion of the GAP Program, you will not only have earned college credit, but a truly unique real-life experience.

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