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Orientation - International Student

American University has one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. You will be joining a community of over 1,000 international students and scholars from over 140 countries, and students from every state in the United States of America. » more
Frequently Asked Questions
When is International Student Orientation?

Friday, August 15: Early Move-In: International Students and Global Nomads attending the International Student Orientation will be eligible to move in on the afternoon of Friday, August 15th.

Saturday, August 16: International Student Orientation Arrival Center and Immigration Check In. Information sessions in the afternoon will include; graduate housing, cell phones, banking and essential supplies, campus tours and sessions with current AU students.  English Proficiency Test will begin at 9:00am.

Sunday, August 17: International Student and Global Nomad Orientation Program.  Families are welcome.

Monday, August 18-Tuesday, August 19: Freshmen Fundamentals Orientation / Transfer Success Orientation:  International first-year and transfer undergraduates will continue on to this program from International Student Orientation.

International Students in the Washington Mentorship Program will continue on to the Washington Mentorship Program Orientation Monday, August 18-Tuesday, August 19.

What should I do if I have additional questions?

Please contact the International Student/Scholar Services office:

202-885-3350
Fax: 202-885-3354
Butler Pavilion, Room 410
Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ISSS advisors are available at the front desk for walk-in appointments.

Service Department
International Student and Scholar Services
Available to
Current Students
Future Students
Parents