American University—Discover the World of Communication



High schoolers taking part in this program have access to the resources of American University and its school of communication. Students focus upon fiction or documentary filmmaking, acting and directing, public speaking, photography, broadcast journalism or animation. In addition to the Washington, DC, program, the program includes a Costa Rica option that incorporates environmental filmmaking, Spanish-language immersion and community service.

General Info

Name American University—Discover the World of Communication
Location Washington, DC
Year-round Contacts 202-885-2098
Program Focuses & Features Acting, Animation, Aquatics, Baseball, Basketball, Communications, Film, Filmmaking, Media, Photography, Soccer, Speech, Swimming, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 9-PG
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 15-18; Day — Coed 13-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Sarah Menke-Fish, Director
Residential Fee $700-2400, 2-4 weeks. College credit.
Dates & Sessions June-July; 2 sessions, 2 weeks long


Sarah Menke-Fish, Director