Consider American University (DC) for Your GAP YEAR Experience

American University Gap Program

Do you have students looking for an exciting

gap experience this fall?

Consider American University’s Gap Program, where students learn not only in the classroom, but also through an immersive internship experience!

In the AU Gap Program, students take a seminar class in American Politics, International Affairs, or Global Business while also interning at a Washington, DC based organization three days a week. Students use DC as their classroom with site visits and guest speakers who provide them an inside look at the nation’s capital – all while earning college credit. Students can join the Gap Program for a full year or a semester.

Get the inside scoop on the AU Gap Program through the words of our current students! Check out the student blog or explore our website to learn more.

Applications are being accepted for our Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 programs. Fall 2017 applications will be accepted through May 15.

We look forward to welcoming you to American University!  Please reach out to our office with any questions.


Sarah Basilion
Coordinator, Undergraduate and Custom Programs

American Gap Association
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Summer Architecture Program at Wentworth (MA) for HS Students

I’m writing to let you know about a new program that our Department of Architecture at Wentworth has planned for this summer.  It’s a four-week “design and build” program for high school students entering grade 10-12, called summerFAB. Participants can stay on campus or commute to Wentworth Institute of Technology on a daily basis.


Students who successfully complete the program and later enroll in our Architecture program can use summerFAB to replace a four-credit elective course in Architecture. Graduates of summerFAB will also be eligible to receive a one-time $2000 tuition scholarship toward their freshman year tuition at Wentworth.
Summer is a great time to be in Boston, and Wentworth is a great place to explore an interest in design and  fabrication!  For more information, please go to or contact Program Director, Rob
Trumbour at .

Chuck Hotchkiss, Dean
College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management