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Your Future Success Starts Here

Imagine interning at Voice of America, Environmental Protection Agency, or US Congress. 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, and special programming, AU Cornerstone is the only opportunity for first-year students to intern or study abroad.

Program Benefits

  • Earn credits to satisfy AU Core and major requirements

  • Graduate on time with the class of 2027

  • 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!

Cornerstone DC (Intern & Learn)
Cornerstone UK (Study Abroad)

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Information Sessions

Learn more about AU Cornerstone through our Info Sessions. Click below to view a recording from past webinars. We are also happy to schedule a Zoom meeting during regular business hours to discuss the program. Contact us via email to schedule an appointment with our staff.