American University has agreements with hundreds of colleges and universities around the world that spell out important details for their students attending the Washington Semester Program such as tuition rates, transfer of academic credits, required courses, and so on.
Applicants from overseas member universities or institutions are eligible for a J-1 exchange visitor visa.
Can I still attend if my home institution is not a Washington Semester Program member school?
We welcome applications from US-based students attending schools outside of our member network. Additional details on the application process for students from member and non-member schools can be found here: US-based students
Universities outside of the US not currently in our member network are not eligible for immigration support from American University and therefore we cannot accept applications from students attending a non-partner international institution. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
All applicants: You should have completed a minimum equivalent of three semesters before joining the Washington Semester Program. Second semester of your sophomore year is the earliest you may enroll in the program. Most students are juniors or seniors. Many overseas students enroll in the program in their third, fourth or fifth year of higher education.
Successful applicants have a minimum 2.5 GPA (or overseas equivalent). You will be expected to mail an official transcript from your home university as a part of the application.