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New Partnership Sparks Bright Future for AU and D.C. Students

"American University must be "a part of, not apart from" Washington, D.C.'s people and neighborhoods"—President Sylvia Burwell. Read about our new partnership, which is helping address the impending teacher shortage in D.C.


Emily DeMarco

Internships Make Knowledge Come Alive

Ninety percent of recent AU graduates participated in at least one internship. But because many internships are unpaid or offer only a nominal stipend, many students find it a challenge to participate. AU is working to change that.


Mariam Khorenyan

A Passion for Public Service

Mariam Khorenyan, SPA '18, is making the most of her AU education—inside the classroom and beyond. She's had the opportunity to complete several internships in the public service and government sectors, solidifying her passion for pursuing a career in public service.


Women scientists

Women in Science

The percentage of women majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) at American University is higher than the national average, reflecting AU's commitment to equity and access.


Aaron Torop

Scholarship Inspires Excellence

Aaron Torop, SPA/BA '18, has been on American University's campus for just two years, but he's making the most of his time. A Political Science and Jewish Studies double major, a member of AU's Student Government and an AU Honors Program scholar, Torop is grateful for Estelle Seldowitz and the endowed scholarship she created that has helped make his AU education possible.


Belen Flores

Preparing Future Leaders

The youngest of six children, Belen Flores, SPA-CAS '17, is the first person from her family to attend college. She has come to exemplify American University's tradition of civic engagement.


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