Imagine spending three days a week at BBC News or at the Human Rights Campaign, or even at the US Senate. Or imagine living abroad-using an international city and cultural excursions as an extension of your classroom.
American University’s Cornerstone Program is an enriching opportunity to jump start your professional career or international education. In addition to dedicated faculty and advisors, small classes, and special programming, AU Cornerstone is the only opportunity for first-year students to intern or study abroad.
Earn credits to satisfy AU Core and major requirements
Graduate on time with the class of 2025
Develop close relationships with other students and faculty
- Access all campus resources
- Live with other students in the University College Living Learning Community. Grow through shared experiences. Enjoy LLC and Cornerstone-only events, designed to help you navigate DC.
One Enriching Program-Two Ways to Experience It!
Here's a preview of what your internship or study abroad semester will look like.
|Washington, DC||Bath, England|
|Location||Washington, DC||Bath, England with AU partner Bath Spa University|
|Dates||Coming soon||Coming soon|
|Experiential||Internship Experience in DC||Study Abroad|
|Site Visits||Smithsonian Museums, Holocaust Memorial Museum||London, Stonehenge|
|AU Core Courses||
|| BSU courses:
|Housing||Living Learning Community residence hall with full access to AU's services and student clubs||Flat-style living on BSU's campus and access to BSU student services and clubs|