International Relations Online immersions are hosted biannually on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. During the weekend-long immersions, students participate in a variety of learning experiences designed to build upon the program’s curriculum and develop practical and technical skills to use throughout their careers.
All IR Online students are required to participate in an immersion as part of their curriculum requirements.
The immersion provides students the opportunity to:
Join their classmates and peers in person on the AU campus
Expand their network and collaborate with like-minded professionals
Build their competencies through skills institutes.
Participate in professional career development opportunities and receive advice from AU faculty
Engage with professors and leaders by visiting headquarters and organizations central to government, foreign relations, politics, development, and national security
Experience learning in the nation’s multicultural, diverse capital
Students travel from across the country to attend the immersion and build on the relationships and skills they develop during live class sessions. Learn more from two Master of Arts in International Relations program alumni who attended the fall 2014 immersion.
During the immersions, International Relations Online students have the opportunity to listen to and network with leaders in the international community by visiting various international organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. During these visits, students can receive site tours, network with employees, participate in panel discussions, and hear from the organization’s leaders on various policy matters.
Past site visits have included:
To learn more about upcoming immersions, contact an admissions counselor today at 1-855-306-2847 or email us.