American University Community of Scholars

 

Overview

The Community of Scholars gives high school students entering grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to earn college credit while studying American government and foreign policy. During the program's first week, participants access lectures and engage in discussions with classmates and their professor via a Web portal that employs podcasts and video lectures. The final two weeks of the session, which take place on American University's campus, combine morning classes with afternoon activities. Among these afternoon pursuits are site visits to such Washington, DC, institutions as embassies, the Pentagon and the State Department; guest speakers; Model UN-style simulations; and college skills workshops (taught by AU staff). Upon their return home, students have an additional week to submit a final paper or project.

General Info

Name American University Community of Scholars
Location Washington, DC
Year-round Contacts 202-885-2442
Program Focuses & Features Community Service, International Relations, Peace/Cross-cultural Studies, Political Science, Swimming
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-12
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline May
Director Page Hogan, Director
Residential Fee $3975, 3 weeks. College credit.
Day Fee $2700, 3 weeks. College credit.
Year Established 2008
Dates & Sessions 1 session, 3 weeks long

Contact

Page Hogan, Director
202-885-2442