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Passport AU Welcomes Representatives from Local Embassies

Graduate students gathered around tables

Graduate programs from AU’s schools and colleges set up shop November 9 at the Katzen Arts Center for Passport AU, a “recruitment event” cosponsored by American University and the Embassy Dialogue Committee of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Representatives from more than 40 embassies and other international educators attended.

“Graduate education is clearly changing in this country,” said Jonathan Tubman, vice provost for graduate studies and research. “We’ve seen a large surge in international students, and many of the students we’re seeing are in their 30s and 40s.”

Fanta Aw, assistant vice president of Campus Life and director of International Student and Scholar Services, also spoke to the attendees.

“American University has a very long history of engagement with the world,” she said. “We have alumni all over the world.”