Gap Year or Year Out Programs

American University's Gap Program

American University Gap Program Booklet

American University’s Gap Program will provide you with an enriching experience in Washington, D.C. You will build a foundation for academic and professional success, while focusing on skills that can be applied later in college and a career.


AU Gap Program

The Gap Program is an excellent option if you have just completed high school and are taking a year off before starting college.

How it works: You can enroll in a single semester (either fall or spring semester) or take a year in the program.

If you are a domestic student, your program plan consists of a seminar course, plus an internship for a 7-credit fall or spring semester.