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Broaden your horizons this summer with an AU study abroad program! Internships, Institutes, and courses are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Explore the many offerings available below!

Whether you want to immerse yourself in a language prior to studying for a semester or a year abroad, or you want to experience the world while earning academic credit, AU Abroad summer study options at our AU Premier Centers Abroad can help you reach your goals while you earn AU credit.

An international internship is an ideal way to make contacts for the future and acquire the experience you need to enhance your resume. The AU Abroad summer internship programs in Brussels, Nairobi, and Madrid allow you to enjoy all of the perks of living and learning in a dynamic city while gaining practical, professional, and intercultural skills.

For more information about these programs, contact 202-885-1320, 866-313-0757 or You can also visit the AU Abroad Summer Programs website.

Modeled on the internationally-recognized Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, but in a European context, this institute in Brussels, Belgium introduces students to the art and craft of lobbying in the European Union (EU). Students are immersed in the strategies, tactics, methods, techniques, regulations, and ethics of lobbying in Europe. Drawing on their rich body of experiences, prominent lobbyists involved in all aspects of their profession offer lectures on EU legal systems, rule making, EU relations with national capitals, EU-United States relations, and comparisons between U.S. and European policy making.

For more information about this program, contact or visit the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute website.

Undergraduate Level
Undergraduate students can spend the summer studying and gaining international business experience in Germany through Kogod's partnership with WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar. The WHU European Bachelor Summer Institute takes place during the first two weeks of June. For more information, visit Kogod Global Learning.

Graduate Level
Graduate students can enroll in intense, in-depth programs through the WHU European Summer Institute in Vallendar, Germany or the ESCP Europe Summer Session in Paris, France. Students can explore and experience the areas of international business, management, and marketing. For more information about these programs, visit Kogod Global Learning.

The SIS Office of International Programs organizes a number of short-term, experiential programs abroad as well as internships abroad each summer. Some programs are faculty-led and others are courses offered at partner institutions abroad where students will be directly enrolled. Program locations change each summer to reflect the needs and interests of the SIS student population. The detailed curricula of the programs make them ideal for students who wish to concentrate on a specific region or topic area. Each one offers ample opportunity to interact with local and regional leaders, conduct field research, and engage in challenging internship positions.

Examples of summer program locations include the below destinations. Please review each summer program web page for eligibility requirements.

  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Bonn, Germany
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Israel
  • Brazil

For more information about these programs, contact or visit the SIS Summer and Intersession Programs website.

The Washington College of Law offers summer abroad programs that allow participants to study international legal systems and cultures, as well as network with peers and policy makers. In 2014, programs are available in the following areas:

  • Chile/Argentina
  • Europe, including London/Paris/Brussels/Geneva
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Turkey

For more information about these programs, visit Washington College of Law Summer Abroad Programs website.