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Make the most of your summer with AU Summer Programs!

Get ahead and make the most of your summer with AU Summer Programs! Whether you're an AU student, a visiting student from another institution, or a high school student, there's an AU Summer Program for you.

If you want to earn credits fast through on-campus courses, see the world through study abroad, gain professional experience through an internship, or immerse yourself in a subject-themed institute, AU's flexible Summer Programs are for you. Can't make it to campus this summer? No problem--choose from nearly 150 unique online courses and earn credit wherever you are in the world! Many courses are only available during Summer Programs, making it a great opportunity to take advantage of unique instruction from AU's expert faculty--whether at AU, abroad, or online.

Explore what AU Summer Programs have to offer, and make the most of your summer.

Want to make quick progress toward your degree while taking classes on unique topics? On-campus summer classes are for you! These short sessions give you the opportunity to learn from AU professors, many of whom only offer these unique course topics during Summer Sessions, as well as to enjoy DC during the summer!

Summer is a great time to complete your General Education requirements or study a topic in depth through an immersive experience in a smaller-size class. It can also give you the flexibility in your schedule that you need if you are planning on doing an internship or studying abroad in the next academic year!

Check out the hundreds of on-campus offerings listed in the schedule of classes.

American University offers an expanding number of online programs and classes to help you reach your professional and educational goals. Our online classes retain the rigorous academic standards and high quality of instruction expected in all AU courses while offering you the convenience and flexibility of online learning. AU's unique online graduate programs are designed to fit the schedules of working professionals seeking the advanced knowledge and skills needed in today's competitive world. Although we do offer undergraduate online courses, we do not offer undergraduate online degrees.

Special Programs

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Immerse yourself in a subject-focused Institute that emphasizes experiential learning.

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Study Abroad

Experience a global classroom in one of AU's many programs abroad!

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Washington Semester

Gain hands-on experience learning and interning in Washington, DC!

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Precollege Programs for High School Students

Try out college life and take college-level courses in special programs for high school students!

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