What to Expect
Immersions complement online learning by furthering students’ connections and knowledge in a real-world setting.
Connections in Washington, DC
At least one immersion a year will take place in Washington, DC, on American University’s campus. This allows students to explore the unique culture of business in the nation’s capital while immersing themselves in American University’s home city.
Students will have opportunities to visit local companies and network in this international business hub and learn how Washington, DC, organizations are making a global impact through service, business excellence, and community engagement.
Domestic and International Exposure
Immersions enable students to experience different business capitals across the globe. Students will immerse themselves in the local culture and gain an understanding of how their industry fits into the global business ecosystem.
Students can elect to complete an extension after the international immersion for an additional 3 credits. Extensions count as an elective and are a continuation of what students learn in the prior immersion.
Immersions are designed to strengthen students’ connections with their peers during the program and with business professionals who can help students continue to advance their careers long after graduation. During the immersion, students will:
- come face to face with executives at top companies in Washington, DC, and other global business capitals
- interact with their classmates who come from different industries and have unique perspectives
- develop lasting relationships with faculty who have extensive connections in the field and the experience to advise and support students throughout their careers