American University

Washington, DC Summer Program for High School Students

Summer Study in DC held at American University
High School Summer Programs

Our outstanding pre-college summer program in DC is a 4-week residential program which provides students from around the world the opportunity to live and learn in our nation’s capital.  In our Summer Study program held at American University, students have the opportunity to be surrounded by government leaders who create the laws by which we live. Students will select one of five specially designed tracks in either Law, Politics, Business, Environmental Science or Global Awareness and provide a rigorous pre-college experience that exposes students to the university classroom environment and interactive sessions led by professors.  Beyond the classroom, visits to government agencies, area non-profits and businesses, will be led by the professors and will serve as an extension of the course topics. For the student, academic life in Washington, DC will foster personal growth and successful development of study skills, time management, self confidence, independence and community living!

Washington, DC Summer Programs’ Highlights:

  • Held at American University… An outstanding academic institution
  • Classes taught by American University Faculty
  • Site visits to government agencies, area businesses and non-profits and guest speakers
  • Tours throughout Washington, DC
  • Exciting Nightlife
  • Weekend Excursions to visit other colleges, universities and areas near Washington, DC
  • Air-Conditioned Residence Hall


For more information on our Washington, DC summer study programs for high school students, request a program brochure online or browse our site to read more about our pre-college programs.