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Am I Eligible for Housing?

Due to high demand for and capacity limits of on-campus housing, non-degree seeking students are not able to apply for accommodations at this time. Students should be prepared to find their own off-campus housing and are responsible for all costs.

Off-campus housing is available in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. More details can be found at the Off-Campus Housing website. Homestay accommodations can also be found through specialized agencies in the Washington, DC, area.

Meal Options

American University offers a variety of different on-campus dining options. Abroad at AU students can choose one of the meal plans, each customized for different preferences.  Students may also elect not to have meal plan and pay in cash/debit card at on-campus establishments.

Meals can be taken in the Mary Graydon Center's Terrace Dining Room (known as TDR) or in the other on-campus establishments. Kosher meals are also available. In addition to the Terrace Dining Room, American University offers other establishments to eat on-campus, including the eateries in Mary Grayden Center (Einstein Bros. Bages, Pom and Honey, WONK Burger, Absurd Bird, District Pickle, Create, Hissho Sushi), the Davenport in SIS (fair trade coffee from around the world),Subway and Starbucks. For more information, see the Dining Services website.