The Foundation for Your Future

Since college is about setting the foundation for your future, what better way to start college than in a program that places you at the intersection of an academic and professional experience as you intern with an organization in Washington, DC.

The Washington Mentorship Program (WMP) is an enriching Washington, DC, immersion for students offered spring admission to AU. From day one, you can start building the foundation for the degree program you begin in spring semester because your WMP classes focus on skills that will serve you well in your academic and professional careers.

On-Campus Experience

Live on campus, join in on student activities, and enjoy access to campus resources. Develop close relationships with other students and faculty. Be part of classes where professors serve as mentors, working with you one-on-one, as well as in small groups - creating a breadth of on-campus experiences and off-campus leadership development.

Informational Webinar with Student Panelists


Assistant Program Director Ashley Barnes presents details about the Mentorship program at American University. Three students share their experiences.

25 Average Class size for WMP courses

27 US states represented

3.7 Average high school GPA