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Washington Semester Programs

Gain real-world experience with a professional internship and academic seminars over the course of a semester.

College Students

Washington Semester Program students on the steps of Capitol Hill

Washington Semester Program

In its 72nd year, offering internships and seminars that align professional development with academic coursework.


Washington Semester Summer Internship Program student at the White House

Washington Semester Summer Internship Program

Spend nine weeks interning in Washington, D.C., augmented with a weekly seminar in your field of study.


Mentorship students in Bath, England

Mentorship Program

American University's Mentorship Program is an enriching fall semester experience for students who will begin their degree program in the spring.


High School Students

American University Gap students at Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

AU Gap Program

Earn college credit with an internship and two classes--an excellent option if you are taking a year before starting college full-time.