School of Professional & Extended Studies

American University Summer Institute

Make Your Summer Count!

American University Gap Program

The AU Gap Program offers two week immersive, non-credit Summer Institutes for rising high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Open to both domestic and international applicants, students will experience an international capital through seminars, guest speakers, and site-visits, and gain a global awareness.

Students in this program will:

  • Experience the nation's capital first hand through site visits
  • Engage with inspiring guest speakers
  • Participate in simulations
  • Build a professional network in DC
  • Be challenged intellectually

Upon completion of the program, students will have gained an immersive college-like experience and a firmer grasp of D.C.'s inner workings.

Opening Doors Through GPS

GPS taught me...that a door that seems closed might not be locked.

The time before college graduation can be stressful for many students. Uncertainty about the future, what to do next, and where to go became important questions that need answers --- fast. Many students have turned to the American University Graduate Professional Studies program.

Learn more about Allan's experience