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.

High School Programs

Biotechnology

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7

Digital Arts & Design

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7

Film Production & Scriptwriting

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7

Forensic Science

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7
  • July 11 - July 19
  • July 23 - July 31

Journalism

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7

Medicine & Health Care

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7
  • July 11 - July 19
  • July 23 - July 31

Medicine Intensive

  • June 17 - July 4
  • July 11 - July 28

Nursing

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7
  • July 11 - July 19
  • July 23 - July 31

Psychology & Neuroscience

  • June 17 - June 25
  • June 29 - July 7
  • July 11 - July 19
  • July 23 - July 31

High School 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:

Biotechnology

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

Digital Arts & Design

Photography: National Geographic • Historic D.C. Monuments • The Washington Post • Maryland Institute College of Art | Animation: Motion Picture Assocation • Firaxis Games • Breakaway Games • Maryland Institute College of Art | Graphic Design: ARTECHOUSE • Graphic Design Firm Visit • Interface Media Group • Maryland Institute College of Art

Film Production & Scriptwriting

American Film Institute | Motion Picture Assocation | ColorLabs | Interface Media Group | Avalon Theater | The Smithsonian Institution | Capitol Hill | 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 | ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives | The Smithsonian Institution | Capitol Hill | Historic Georgetown | D.C. Monuments at Night

Journalism

Newswriting & Investigative Reporting: The National Press Club • National Public Radio (NPR) • CNN • C-SPAN | Broadcast Journalim: The National Press Club • ESPN Radio • NBC • The Washington Post

Medicine & Health Care

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | University of Maryland School of Medicine | Walter Reed Medical Center | The Smithsonian Institution | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night | Baltimore Harbor | Capitol Hill

Medicine Intensive

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | University of Maryland School of Medicine | R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center | F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services | The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences | American Red Cross Headquarters | The Smithsonian Institution | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night | Baltimore Harbor | Capitol Hill

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

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

Middle School Programs

Engineering

  • July 16 - July 21
  • July 24 - July 29

Medicine & Health Care

  • July 16 - July 21
  • July 24 - July 29

U.S. History & Government

  • July 16 - July 21
  • July 24 - July 29

Middle School Trips & Tours

Engineering

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

Medicine & Health Care

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

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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