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Student Life at American University

Nov 13

November 13, 2017

A Typical Day in the Life of an AU Student

Haley Epping is a freshman majoring in International Studies from Rochester, New York. Hello! My name is Haley Epping, I am a freshman majoring in International Studies. I am going to take you through a typical day for me at American University! My first class is French which is at 8:10 am. I don’t mind getting up early for the class because my teacher is amazing! The class is about 16 students so we all speak a lot of French… [Read More]

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Nov 8

November 8, 2017

Finding a “Joyful Noise” at AU

Joshua Dantzler is a freshman from Rock Hill, South Carolina majoring in Political Science. He was able to find his home away from home through AU’s gospel choir! I come from a musical family. My mother plays the flute and piano, my dad plays the drums, my older sister plays the piano and violin, my twin sister plays the flute, and I too, play the drums. I was told that when my mother was pregnant with my twin and me… [Read More]

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Oct 27

October 27, 2017

Glazed and Amazed

Henry Seth is a sophomore from New Canaan, Connecticut majoring in International Studies. In addition, to studying at AU he is also a certified donut enthusiast! While Washington, D.C may be known as the “brunch capital “of the US, there are so many other great restaurants that make Washington a foodie city. With the recent trend of doughnuts being seen all over of social media, I set out to find the best doughnuts in the area. While someone from Boston… [Read More]

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Oct 22

October 22, 2017

DC:A Nest of Opportunities

Gracie Burke is a freshman from Middletown, Deleware studying Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Choosing where to attend college is difficult for everyone, but in this post Gracie proves that her decision turned out to be a perfect choice! Having grown up in a small, middle-of-nowhere town in Delaware, I knew I wanted to embark on a big city for college– and I couldn’t have been more right. For the past month and a half, I’ve seemingly… [Read More]

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Oct 19

October 19, 2017

All Hail Cava!

Tyler Sanders is a sophomore studying Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG) in the School of Public Affairs. Born in the California Bay Area, he now hails from South Brunswick, New Jersey and loves chess, pragmatic politics, ultimate Frisbee, and speaking with prospective students! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any AU related questions to or come take a tour with him on Monday and Thursday mornings this semester! Aside from the breathtaking monuments and awesome political… [Read More]

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Apr 22

April 22, 2017

A Day in the Life: Study Abroad in Rio de Janeiro

Melanie Mackenzie is a senior studying International Studies and is originally from Colombus, Ohio. She was able to put her proficiency in Portuguese to the test when she studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro last Spring and took all of her classes in the native language! 7am: My homestay is just a block from Copacabana Beach, so most mornings I go for a run along the shore! Normally I run from Copacabana to Ipanema and back. The famous mosaic calçadão,… [Read More]

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Apr 15

April 15, 2017

A to Z of AU

Jozette Allah-Mensah is a junior from Germantown, Maryland studying Journalism! Being a student at American University and a resident of the DMV area always has its insanely amazing perks. It’s really easy to tell people about it, but here are some awesome experiences I get to be a part of every day or have experienced during my years here! Arboretum – we have over 200 different plants and species which always makes a walk a beautiful adventure! Bill Nye –… [Read More]

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Apr 10

April 10, 2017

Jane Goodall: Friend and Fellow Whale Lover

Julia Hook is a Freshman from West Hartford, Connecticut double majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communications and CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government). In this post, Julia Talks about hearing one of her personal heroes, Jane Goodall, speak at American’s School of International Service.    March 28, 2017. I saw the Jane Goodall    My whole life I have been in love with animals. As a child, I would constantly be watching Animal Planet or The Discovery Channel. I had piles… [Read More]

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Apr 6

April 6, 2017

A #TBT: My First Founder’s Day

Chelsea Greene is a freshman from New Jersey studying Elementary Education with a Dance minor. In this post, Chelsea remembers her first founder’s day experience, one of the biggest highlights of her first year at American.  Going to the Founder’s Day Ball is like a right of passage for an AU student. Every February, students from all grades dress up and dance the night away in some of the coolest and most esteemed museums in the nation. Founder’s is essentially the prom you wish you… [Read More]

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Feb 10

February 10, 2017

We Accept the Brunch We Think We Deserve

Hannah Camp is a sophomore studying Public Health. She is originally from North Carolina. In this blog post, Hannah talks about her love for brunch. Read below for suggestions on what places to check out in D.C.! I’d like to believe that I’m a breakfast connoisseur. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always had breakfast food on my mind. I’d find myself spacing out in class, thinking about a waffle the size of my face, decorated with chocolate… [Read More]

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