Overview

The On Location: Washington, D.C. program, in affiliation with The National Institutes of Health and American University, explores the biology of fatal infections and what scientists are doing to combat outbreaks.

Students will split their time between hands-on experiments in laboratories at the National Institute of Health (NIH), in-class lessons where experienced scientists will guide students through the inner workings of viruses and breakthrough technologies, as well as field trips to museums that showcase plagues of disease throughout American history.

Areas of Focus:

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Epidemiology
  • Technology

All students in this program enroll in one course: Virus Evolution: Combating Disease in the Modern Age.

Students reside, eat and have some of their class time at American University in Washington, D.C. Students are assigned to double rooms that are fitted with bed and bathroom linens. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the dining hall at the student's residence. Residential and classroom spaces all come with secure Wi-Fi access.

Cost and Session Information

Program Dates: June 30 - July 13, 2019

An introductory biology or anatomy course is advantageous to students, but not required.

Your Program Fee includes:

  • Tuition fee for all courses
  • Residence hall and accommodations during the program
  • All meals
  • Site visits as described in the program description
  • Transfer from/to airport on day of arrival and departure

Not included in Program Fee:

  • Air travel to/from Washington D.C.
  • Textbooks Items of a personal nature

A Non-refundable Application Fee (payable securely by credit card within the Student Portal) is required.

  • Before 3/1/2019: $50
  • 3/1/2019 to 4/29/2019: $75
  • 4/30/2019 and after: $100

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