Join us this summer in the nation's capital to explore your future career and gain valuable leadership skills.

American University

A climate of sustainability
American University was the first university in the nation to be carbon neutral.

A patriotic color scheme
The university’s colors are red, white, and blue; however, when the school originally opened its colors were blue and orange.

Commencement in the Cold War
President John F. Kennedy gave his famous “A Strategy of Peace” speech at American University’s commencement ceremony, calling for a nuclear test ban treaty with the Soviet Union.

Washington, D.C. Programs

Aerospace

  • June 11 - June 19
  • June 23 - July 1
  • July 5 - July 13
  • July 17 - July 25
  • July 28 - August 5

Biotechnology

  • June 11 - June 19
  • June 23 - July 1

Cybersecurity

  • June 11 - June 19
  • June 23 - July 1
  • July 5 - July 13

Engineering

  • July 17 - July 25
  • July 28 - August 5

Engineering

  • June 27 - July 2
  • July 5 - July 10

Film & Animation

  • June 27 - July 2
  • July 5 - July 10

Film Intensive

Film, Journalism & Media Arts

  • June 11 - June 19
  • June 23 - July 1

Forensic Science

  • June 11 - June 19
  • June 23 - July 1
  • July 5 - July 13
  • July 17 - July 25
  • July 28 - August 5

Intelligence & National Security

  • July 5 - July 10
  • July 12 - July 17
  • July 20 - July 25

Medicine & Health Care

  • June 11 - June 19
  • June 23 - July 1
  • July 5 - July 13
  • July 17 - July 25
  • July 28 - August 5

Medicine & Health Care

  • June 27 - July 2
  • July 5 - July 10

Nursing

  • July 5 - July 13
  • July 17 - July 25
  • July 28 - August 5

Political Action & Public Policy

  • July 5 - July 13
  • July 17 - July 25

Psychology & Neuroscience

  • June 11 - June 19
  • June 23 - July 1
  • July 5 - July 13
  • July 17 - July 25
  • July 28 - August 5

U.S. History & Government

  • June 27 - July 2
  • July 5 - July 10

Trips & Tours

An important part of the NSLC is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to your area of study.

These trips may include:

Aerospace

NASA | George Washington University School of Engineering | Dulles International Airport | Udvar-Hazy Center | Capitol Hill & Smithsonian Museums | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Biotechnology

UMD/NIST Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research | National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Sanaria, Inc. | Food & Drug Administration | George Washington University Biomedical Engineering Department | GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals | Capitol Hill & The Smithsonian | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Cybersecurity

National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace, Fort McNair | Department of Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) | Northrop Grumman | Federal Bureau of Investigation | NSA Cryptologic Museum | Capitol Hill & Smithsonian Museums | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Engineering

Lockheed Martin | NASA | Northrop Grumman | Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division | Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University | George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Sciences | Stephen F. Udvar Hazy Center | The Smithsonian Institution | Baltimore Harbor

Engineering

NASA | National Building Museum | National Zoo | Capitol Hill | Air & Space Museum | Museum of Natural History

Film & Animation

ARTECHOUSE | Animation Studio | The Smithsonian Institute | Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Monuments

Film Intensive

American Film Institute | Motion Picture Association | ColorLabs | Interface Media Group | Frontline Production | Avalon Theater | Capitol Hill | Smithsonian Institution | D.C. Monuments | July 4th: Six Flags of America with fireworks

Film, Journalism & Media Arts

American Film Institute | C-SPAN | The Smithsonian Institution | Capitol Hill | Comcast Sports NET & ESPN 980 | Voice of America | National Public Radio | The National Press Club | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Forensic Science

DEA - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration | FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation | OCME - Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Northern Virginia | ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives | The Smithsonian Institution | Capitol Hill | Historic Georgetown | D.C. Monuments at Night

Intelligence & National Security

Central Intelligence Agency | Defense Intelligence Agency | National Security Agency | Federal Bureau of Investigation | The Pentagon | Arlington Cemetery | International Spy Museum | Capitol Hill | The Smithsonian Institution | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Medicine & Health Care

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services | MedStar Health Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL) | Walter Reed Medical Center | The Smithsonian Institution | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night | Baltimore Harbor | Capitol Hill

Medicine & Health Care

American Red Cross | Museum of Health and Medicine | National Zoo | Smithsonian Institution

Nursing

George Washington University School of Nursing | Simulation & Learning Labs at the University of Maryland School of Nursing | American Red Cross Headquarters | National Museum of Health and Medicine | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night | Capitol Hill

Political Action & Public Policy

Capitol Hill | U.S. Supreme Court | State Department | The Pentagon | The Smithsonian Institution | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Psychology & Neuroscience

F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services | FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) | American Psychological Association | American Psychiatric Association | Georgetown | Capitol Hill & the Smithsonian | Holocaust Memorial Museum | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

U.S. History & Government

Mount Vernon | Gettysburg Battle Field | U.S. Capitol Tour | U.S. Supreme Court | National Archives | The Smithsonian Institute | Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Monuments

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