Why Study Abroad?
- analyzing and interpreting conflicts that involve people of different cultures while experiencing them firsthand
- gaining real-world experience with the concepts they learn in the classroom
- collaborating with peers in groups acting as consultants for international organizations
- networking with influential organizations, world leaders, and American University’s top faculty
Available Study Abroad Programs
Summer Abroad Courses
- Land Use Conflicts: Costa Rica
- Globalization, Governance, & Security: Malaysia & Singapore
- Global Fellowship Training: Thailand
- International Education: Kenya
- Energy and Environment: Azerbaijan
- International Affairs and Trade: Switzerland
- International Intelligence and Security: United Kingdom
- UN University for Peace: Costa Rica
- Environment and Peacebuilding: Israel & Palestine
Graduate Global Program
- connect with relevant faculty or institutions abroad
- register their activities (regardless of whether they are credit- or non-credit-bearing)
- acquire emergency international health insurance
- find alternative funding sources
- Hold status as a graduate student at American University. Non-AU graduate students may only apply to select programs (see program specific pages for eligibility).
- Achieve and maintain good academic and university standing.
- Submit an approved plan of study. As part of the application process, students should meet with their academic advisors to get approval for the courses they plan to take.