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Washington Semester alumna Margery Kraus

Celebrating 70 Years of Learning with ‘66 Alumna Margery Kraus

An AU Trustee and APCO Worldwide Founder shares her story.

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Theo Wilson (left) and Peter Holley (right)

Becoming Lucius25: Navigating Race & Politics in the Internet Age

Join spoken word artist Theo Wilson and Washington Post reporter Peter Holley.

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Washington Semester Program students on the steps of the Capitol
Graduate Professional Studies, Create Your Path at American University
70 Years of Experiential Learning in Washington (students from past and present)

A Lifelong Career in Foreign Service

Graduate Professional Studies program offers a crash course on career readiness.

For me, [Graduate Professional Studies] was an obvious choice as it allowed me to have a taste of both the academic and professional future following graduation. At that time, I wasn’t sure which route I would take. While graduate school called to me in many ways, I also had a profound desire to get started in my professional life.”

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