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American University is known for a strong emphasis on international understanding. Its student body is from more than 150 countries. Its best known school is its School of International Service. American University welcomes high school students to choose courses from its undergraduate-level summer offerings. Students may live on campus. Nearly 100 courses are offered on an online basis.

Summer Programs at American University

The Community of Scholars is a rigorous college-credit program for high school students entering their junior and senior year. The program is a hybrid. It begins with a online course in global affairs with a week on campus. It allows students to earn three college credit.

Kogod Summer Institute offers a one-week experience focused on topics in sports entrepreneurship and the business of entertainment.

Discover the World of Communication teaches students to create a script, shoot and edit film, and write and present news stories. Students choose from a two-week session, three-week session or four-week session and there are many courses from “Documentary 101” to “Video Game Design” to “Social Media 101”. The fee varies based on courses chosen. For example, two two-week half-day courses have a total tuition of $1,400. Housing on-campus with meals included costs $1,600 for a two-week session.

Undergraduates and graduate students at non-AU institutions are welcome to join AU Study Abroad programs. There are AU faculty-led special focus seminars in areas such as international trade, energy policy and sustainability and these take place in Belgium, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Malaysian, South Africa and Israel. There are language immersion programs abroad, graduate studies abroad and more.


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Program Name Dates Day* Stay**
AMP Global Youth: Global Scholar Sessions
(Leadership,Global Studies)
(Leadership,Global Studies)
Washington, DC
07/01/18 to 07/21/18 $1,440 $2,385
Community of Scholars Program (for credit)
(International Relations)
(International Relations)
Washington, DC
07/09/18 to 07/27/18 $3,110 $4,800
Discover the World of Communication
(Journalism,Digital Media)
(Journalism,Digital Media)
Washington, DC
06/19/18 to 07/13/18 $1,400 $3,000
Kogod Summer Institute
(Business,Entrepreneurship,Sports Management)
(Business,Entrepreneurship,...)
Washington, DC
Varies $1,700 $1,900
Summer School of Public Service
(Leadership)
(Leadership)
Washington, DC
07/02/17 to 07/14/17 N/A
Summer Sports
Washington, DC
Varies