With 65+ undergraduates, American University offers highly ranked degrees in business, international relations, public affairs, STEM sciences, communications, and more.
- Kogod School of Business
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of International Service
- School of Communication
- School of Public Affairs
- School of Education
Life in Washington, DC
The capital of the United States, Washington, DC, is known for American history, international politics, and diverse arts and cultural offerings.
Application & Visa Help
We provide extensive support services and personalized programs for international students planning to study in the US. Our experienced counselors are committed to your success!
Summer 2021 (Pre-Sessional English Only)
March 30, 2021
May 16, 2021
May 30, 2021
Program Start Date
May 31, 2021
Tuition & Cost
Tuition, housing, dining, and other fees vary by degree program, housing location, and preferences. Shorelight Signature Student Experience services — including visa help and career services — are included with tuition.
Typical cost for two semesters
Typical housing fees for one academic year. See all housing options below.
Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Your preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed.
How To Apply
We offer a streamlined application process for international students.
Complete your application
Our advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport & more.
Submit additional documentation
Once you receive a final admission letter, you will need to submit your I-20 request form, certification of finances, and other paperwork.
Apply for your F-1 student visa
Our staff guides you through the visa application process and helps you prepare for your visa interview, too.
Entry requirements vary by program track and graduate level. Please contact an advisor for more detail.
Shorelight - Who We Are
As international student experience experts, we bring students to US schools—or connect top US programs with students abroad. Here's how:
International Students Succeed at American University
Sharmeen Ahsan-Bracciale, once an international student herself, now runs the International Accelerator and American Collegiate programs at American University. Read on to learn about her career journey — and what international students can expect at American.
U.S. News Rankings Put Shorelight Universities in Top 100
With the 2021 university ranking announcement from U.S. News & World Report, five Shorelight universities are in the top 100 best colleges.