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American University lives up to its reputation: we were founded on the principle of creating meaningful change in the world, and everything we do today is based on that same principle. We turn passion into action. Our student-centered research institution will encourage you to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities and push you to actively engage with the world around you. You’ll benefit from access to American University’s cutting-edge research, engaging coursework, and crucial partnerships with academic institutions throughout Washington, DC. Under the guidance of our internationally renowned faculty, you’ll learn how to empower others to make a difference and leave a lasting positive impact on communities in need.