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American University has always been known for its commitment to providing students with a variety of opportunities to engage with issues through academics, research, investigation and personal experiences.

We call this commitment AU REACH because it allows you to reach beyond the classroom and integrate a variety of opportunities to make contributions to the local or global community into your college experience—everything from research and team projects to international exchanges and study abroad to internships and volunteering.

Many of the students here at AU immerse themselves in issues they care about in various ways to gain in-depth understanding and the university offers them lots of resources to do so.

AU REACH is all about engagement. It's your chance to make a meaningful contribution to communities or organizations at home and abroad, tapping into the University's vast connections in D.C. and around the world. You'll build dynamic and sustainable partnerships that benefit everyone, most especially you.

AU Reach in Action:

Below are just a few of the many examples of how AU Reach comes to life, both in and out of the classroom.