With a central commitment to independent thinking and experiential learning, American University has developed into a student-centered institution that values service, leadership, and global engagement. Located in a residential neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the green urban campus contains both state-of-the-art facilities and historic buildings. Beyond its borders lies the nation’s central hub of politics and global non-profits. Here you’ll feel power and influence in the air.
About the University
With the student at its heart, American University is a global center for research and academic excellence. Since its foundation in 1893, the private university in one of the most influential cities in the world has celebrated the traditions of American life—service and duty—in the seat of government. This internationally recognized institution has a history of distinguishing itself as a leader of change and encourages students to make a difference. Alongside its student population of 13,000, you enjoy a close community spirit in what is one of the most beautiful urban campuses, with stunning historic buildings, as well as state-of-the-art facilities.
Learn more at American University's official website.
SAF's Student Promise
“A good way to make friends is to participate in the program held by Abroad at the AU program. We can become friends naturally while working together. Everyone is looking for friends because they are all international students. Just go and say hi first! ”Geming Liu, Past SAF Student
Unique to AU: The Washington Internship Program
Jumpstart your career by landing a DC internship this fall, spring, or summer! American University is SAF's only host university to offer this unique program. Be part of a global network of doers, thinkers, innovators, and changemakers with a virtual or in-person internship in DC. Gain a competitive edge in the job market after graduation. We'll coach you on: resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews, networking, and more!
Internships are available in every area of interest, including:
- Politics & Government
- International Affairs & Foreign Policy
- Business & Economics
- Non-Profits like Diversity and Social Justice Organizations
- Journalism, Communications, and more!
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