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Discover the World of Communication sessions start on June 18 and July 2, 2018.
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Discover the World of Communication

Welcome to Discover the World of Communication, where you will learn to build a digital portfolio, write a script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate, and entertain. Our professional, hands-on workshops-open to students entering grades 9 through 12-are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals.

During class and after hours, you can explore the city from a variety from a variety of angles. View live television and radio broadcasts at local studios such as NBC4, WTTG Fox 5, NPR, and ESPN Radio, cover a Nationals baseball game or WNBA game from a press seat, and tour local attractions including the National Zoo, the Newseum, National Cathedral, Georgetown, and the Smithsonian museums. Upcoming sessions are June 19 - July 13, 2018. For more information check out our brochure.


Frequently Asked Questions

Participants range in ages from 14 to 19. Students entering freshman through senior year in high school are eligible to participate. The average age of students participating in 2016 was 16 years with approximately 45% males and 55% females.

Yes, in 2017 students came from 27 countries.

To participate in the Discover the World of Communication program, complete the registration form located online in the Apply section. Registration is accepted on a first come-first served basis, so register early!