Semester Study Abroad

American University

American University is a private research university in Washington, D.C., United States. The university consists of seven schools and colleges and has about 13,000 full-time students, including over 7,000 undergraduates. Its students, among the country’s most politically active, distinguish themselves for their service, leadership, and ability to rethink global and domestic challenges and opportunities. Students at the University can take advantage of their location in the American capital to visit renowned museums and landmarks, as well as engage with national policy, debates, and social and political activism.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 2

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first and contact us if you need further advice.

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Fields of Study

Yale-NUS students will have access to all undergraduate-level courses for which they are qualified. The most updated course catalog may be found here.

Language of Instruction


Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

14 – 17 credits

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Fall (Sem 1) of 2018/19

For the full academic calendar, refer here.

CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.


Have Questions?
Graham Link
Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.