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Your Future Success Starts Here

Imagine spending three days a week at BBC News or at the Human Rights Campaign, or even at the US Senate. Or imagine living abroad-using an international city and cultural excursions as an extension of your classroom.

American University’s Mentorship Program is an enriching fall semester opportunity for select AU-bound students who want to jump start their professional or international education. In addition to dedicated faculty and administrator advisors, small classes, and special programming, the Mentorship program is the only opportunity for AU students to intern or study abroad in their first year.

Firmly rooted in the required AU Core curriculum, the Mentorship program gives students the opportunity to take many required courses in their first semester and the ability to graduate on time with the class of 2024.

Program Benefits

  • Earn up to 14.5 credits from hands-on courses that will transfer to your AU degree program in the spring semester.
  • Gain knowledge from professors who serve as mentors
  • Develop close relationships with other students and faculty
  • Establish habits that promote academic success
  • Access all campus resources

One Enriching Program-Two Ways to Experience It!

Mentorship Program DC (Intern & Learn)
Mentorship Program UK (Study Abroad)

Compare Programs

"Compare Programs: Washington, DC & Bath, England"
  Washington, DC Bath, England
Location Washington, DC Bath, England with AU partner Bath Spa University
Students 150-175 20-30
Dates Coming soon Coming soon
Credits 14.5 12
Experiential Internship Experience in DC Study Abroad
Site Visits Smithsonian Museums, Holocaust Memorial Museum London, Stonehenge
Mentorship Core Courses
  • Complex Problems
  • Internship Class
  • College Writing
  • The American University Experience
  • Complex Problems
  • Introduction to College Inquiry
  • College Writing (online)
  • The American University Experience
Elective Courses Students select 1 from the following list:
  • Politics in the US
  • Mathematics or Statistics
  • Economics
 BSU courses:
  • Economics and Globalization
  • 1 BSU elective course
Housing AU residence hall with full access to AU's services and student clubs Flat-style living on BSU's campus and access to BSU student services and clubs

Informational Webinar with Student Panelists


Get an overview of the Mentorship Program featuring program alumni from both the DC and UK experience.