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American University

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Subject areas

Commerce, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science


United States of America, North America

Language of instruction


Level of study


Additional information

Complete listing of courses and course descriptions for the current academic year at American University can be found here:
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Students will be housed in one of American University’s residences. The university shuttle runs every 15 minutes, 7:00 a.m.-midnight, between the campus and the Metro station (less than 10 minute shuttle ride).

Residence halls are modern and comfortable with kitchens and lounges, air conditioning, and Internet and cable TV access in every room. Students will also have access to the University’s meal plan which allows for a combination of meals in its Terrace Dining room and a flexible spending allowance which can be used at eateries and shops on campus.

For more information on housing and dining options visit: click here..

Health Insurance:
In order to ensure that all exchange students meet health insurance requirements, effective Fall 2019, all international students similar to US students must have health insurance plans with a US carrier who meets minimum coverage requirements to ensure compliance and avoid students facing major financial and health hardships because of inadequate coverage. Students will no longer be able to waive by having an overseas plan.

Exchange length

1 or 2 Trimesters

Course load

VUW students must enroll in at least 4 courses (12 credit hours) per semester. 3 credits = 15 VUW points.

Generally 100/200 level lower division courses transfer as Victoria 100 level and 300/400 level upper division courses transfer as 200/300 level.

Postgraduate courses available only at School of International Service.

Exchange restrictions

Exchange students are able to take most courses but please note there are some course restrictions, especially in Communications (a 100 TOEFL score is often required to take Communications courses): click here.

Postgraduate courses available only at School of International Service.