American University’s Gap Program will provide you with an enriching experience in Washington, D.C. You will build a foundation for academic and professional success, while focusing on skills that can be applied later in college and a career. The Gap Program is an excellent option if you have just completed high school and are taking a year off before starting college.
How It Works
Domestic Students: You can enroll in the summer program, a single semester (either fall or spring), or take a year in the program.your program plan consists of a seminar course, plus an internship for a 7-credit fall or spring semester. You can also enroll in the summer session consisting of a seminar and research course for 6-credits (no internship is offered during the summer term).
International Students: who require immigration support from American University to study in the United States, can earn 6 credits during the summer session.
We encourage you to review the program options detailed throughout our website and to contact the program staff at email@example.com or 202-895-4859 if you have any questions.
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