October 08 2016

As a global university, American University (AU) has a long tradition of welcoming students from across the United States and the world to our campus. AU is home to more than 1,600 international students representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from nearly 140 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty, academic programs and exchanges. AU is also home to a large number of U.S. citizen “Global Nomads” who have grown up outside the United States. AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington D.C, and beyond.

Famous For

Academic programs in international service, public policy and public affairs, international law and human rights
High rates of student participation in: study abroad, internships, community service, Peace Corps
Student characteristics including diversity, global perspective, political activism

Opportunities at AU

American University’s community members are active citizens, working toward global understanding through their contributions on campus, in Washington, D.C., and around the world. By participating in campus events, community engagement, and internships, AU students experience real-life learning and exposure to new cultures that promote the ideals of service, diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. As students work toward their career goals, they have the opportunity to learn from exceptional faculty and visiting world leaders. They also grow personally through involvement in residential learning communities, student organizations and clubs, and intramural and Division I athletics.

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