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American University’s Pre-College Programs are an invaluable introduction to the rigorous academics and dynamic atmosphere of college life. Students live and learn in Washington DC, discover their passion, and gain skills they’ll keep for life.  

Community of Scholars at American University's School of International Service offers high school students 3-credit courses in international affairs taught by highly regarded AU faculty in small seminar-style classes.  The program has a hybrid format--one week online (July 9 to 14) and two weeks on campus (July 15 to 27).  In addition to class time, students will hear from prominent guest speakers and visit the U.S. Department of State, World Bank, and Embassies.  Afternoon activities include workshops on building college skills and learning about careers in international affairs.  Residential option available. Evening and weekend activities include a “Capitol Steps” performance and an evening monument tour. Visit www.american.edu/sis/communityofscholars  for complete information.

In the Discover the World program, 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.

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