Please pardon our appearance as we rebrand from American Access to American Collegiate at American University.

Thinking about studying in the United States?

Hear why these international students chose American University and what their experience is like so far.

Ahmed image

Ahmed, Pakistan

Major: Data Science

"I would highly encourage and recommend all students across the globe to join this diverse and unique community at American University and be a part of it."

Aruzhan image

Aruzhan, Kazakhstan

Major: Biology

“Probably my biggest dream is to become a doctor. I want to help people, that’s why I’m here.”

Melanie image

Melanie, Ecuador

Major: International Business

“I have the opportunity here to get to know people who are also international. I feel really lucky because we understand each other, our situations, and scenarios. We’re far away from home without our families, but I’m so glad that I met this group of people [...] sometimes we even teach each other our languages, so it’s a great culture exchange.”

Andre image

Andre, El Salvador

Intended Major: Business Administration and Management

“I was applying to American University, and they gave me the option of American Access. It fit perfectly because I wasn’t so sure what I wanted to study, so it gave me the flexibility [...] I’ve decided to study business because I’ve learned from personal experience that I actually love to manage and create things. I would love to have an international company, and be able to go around the world.”

Mateo image

Mateo, Colombia

Intended Major: Economics and Econometrics

“I love the campus, it’s beautiful. I really like the quad and the facilities. After class, I like hanging around with my friends [...] We all live on the same floor. We help each other a lot, and support others when they need it. I even got to teach two other Access students how to cook!”

Aaron image

Aaron, China

Major: Business

“Before I came to American University, I thought I would only be with Chinese students, but with this program I made a lot of friends that come from different countries. We live together and communicate [...] the culture here is diverse.”

“I came to American University for several reasons. Washington D.C. is a great city. There are a lot of opportunities for finding an internship, communicating with native speakers, and lots of academic resources, while appreciating great beauty and museums.”

Kevin, China
clock icon

One hour. That’s all it takes.

Applying to the American Access program can open a lot of opportunities for you at U.S. universities. All you need is just one hour.