The Ultimate International Student Experience

Adjusting to college life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, the Undergraduate Accelerator at American University is a one-year program that sets you up for success with:

  • Academic, English-language, and cultural support.
  • College credit towards your AU degree.
  • Access to exclusive courses and cultural events.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Choose from three Undergraduate Accelerator options for just the right amount of support. And in the U.S., you can customize your education and change which degree you study.

Dedicated Support

Dedicated Support

Make your transition easy with academic, tutoring, career, and personal support from trained advisors. We’ll even pick you up when you arrive at the airport.

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

Receive more individual attention and customized support with fewer students in your classes. Some of your courses are exclusively for international students like you.

American Cultural Experiences

American Cultural Experiences

Get to know your new city by going to fun events with the Undergraduate Accelerator group. For instance, going to an American Eagles basketball game or getting a custom tour of the U.S. Capitol.

Live, Learn, Grow

Live, Learn, Grow

Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at AU and the learning skills required in U.S. classrooms, with this core Undergraduate Accelerator course.

Personalized Guidance

Personalized Guidance

Save time and avoid stress thanks to advisors ready to help you and your family. We’re there every step of the way, from applying to the program, to getting your visa, to registering your mobile.

Which Option Is Right for You?

The Undergraduate Accelerator at American University offers three different programs. Explore below to see which option is your best choice.

Integrated Accelerator Program (IAP)

For high-achieving students who want a rigorous academic experience.

Academic Accelerator Program (AAP)

For students who want additional support and tailored courses.

Extended Accelerator Program (EAP)

For students who want an immersive international study experience.

Compare Your Options

Integrated Accelerator Program (IAP) Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) Extended Accelerator Program (EAP)
Recommended For High-achieving students Students who want some English-language support Students who want a personalized experience
Main Benefit Rigorous academic experience and priority access to courses Just the right amount of support and tailored courses Immersive English-language learning and cultural experiences
Minimum Length 2 semesters (9 months) 2 semesters (9 months) 3 semesters (12 months)
Minimum GPA Required 3.0 3.0 3.0
English Skills Required Advanced Intermediate Moderate
Estimated Tuition and Fees $44,815 (USD) $47,165 (USD) $53,765 (USD)

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Estimated Program Duration

Time to completion varies based on your English-language ability, degree choice, and number of courses per semester.
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*Duration varies depending on level of English-language proficiency.

Can you guess the most popular degree?

At American, nearly 2,000 students major in international studies. This famous and highly-respected program is a great choice if you’re considering a career in government, diplomacy, public service, or advocacy.
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