Satellite picture of Earth with lights to indicate cross-cultural communication. Krisztina Domjan uses technology to facilitate communication and simplify the learning process for international students.

Technology ·

Universal Language: Krisztina Domjan Uses Technology to Help ESL Students

The SPExS professorial lecturer was a winner of the Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award.
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Batalá Washington, playing at the Funk Parade. Red, green, and white drums. Vibrant scene with all-female drum unit.

In the Community ·

Funk City: SPExS Prof on Building Bridges Through Music

Lauren Sinclair is historian coordinator in chief for DC’s Funk Parade.
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Dr. Carola Weil holds two crystal bookends behind a podium, smiling, in a polka dot blazer. To her left is Dr. Diane Lowenthal.

In the Community ·

From Washington to Montreal, Lifelong Learning in Action

As the founding Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies prepares to leave American University, Dr. Carola Weil reflects on an innovative career in academe and higher ed.
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A student jots down notes on a piece of white paper, a grey laptop in front of him.

Announcement ·

American University Launches Pegasystems Certification Training Course for Beginning and Mid-Level IT Professionals and Recent Grads

American University has partnered with software company Pegasystems to offer the first course of its kind in the Washington, DC region.
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A young woman sits at a work desk in front of a laptop, taking notes

Education ·

The School of Professional & Extended Studies Launches Inaugural Immersion Experience for Online Graduate Students

Online education is on the rise. At American University, we’re ahead of the curve by offering a diverse portfolio of course offerings and creating physical spaces for students to convene face to face when it really matters.
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AU Gap Students participate in a private tour of the Russian Embassy in an opulent ballroom.

Education ·

The American University Gap Program: A Launchpad for College and Lifelong Success

As one Washington Post article describes, taking a Gap Year is “an investment in the whole person.” Learn how AU Gap is upholding this important standard for all of its pre-college students.
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American University President Sylvia Burwell gives a speech during her inauguration in April 2018

Alumni ·

Women to Watch

With the Inauguration of American University’s first female President, we celebrate eight incredible women who have made their mark at SPExS and beyond.
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Tracy Hanqing and a friend post at a speaker's at the U.S. House of Representatives, flags on display close behind them.

Alumni ·

A Running Start: This WSP Student is Helping Change the Face of Politics

Washington Semester Program student Tracy Hanqing interns at Running Start and studies within the Justice & Law seminar.
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Graduate Professional Studies student Samy Ahmed at the Washington Monument

Alumni ·

The Reputation Researcher

From learning about foreign affairs in class, to researching how to manage public image as an intern, Samy Ahmed's experience runs the gamut.
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Professor Mindelyn Anderson

First Person ·

Three Ways Evaluation Skills Can Boost Any Career

Program Director for the Master's of Science in Measurement and Evaluation, Dr. Mindelyn Anderson, presents three key things that distinguish professionals with evaluations skills as those who have the right talent for difficult-to hire-positions.
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