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International Student & Scholar Services


  • Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
    Fax: 202-885-3354
    Butler Pavilion, Room 410

    ISSS office walk-in advising hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

    Bakar, Senem S
    Director, International Student & Scholar Services

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Welcome to American University

Today the university is home to more than 1000 international students and scholars representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from over 100 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty and academic programs.

American University continues to value international exchange. If you're a student or scholar coming from outside the US, the staff in International Student and Scholar Services is here to support you. We've helped thousands of students from the first steps of learning about AU to processing the official documents needed to settle in. We're dedicated to helping international students and scholars thrive in the AU community. Whatever your question or concern, we're here for you.

Click here to View Workshop Schedule and Register for Employment Programs Offered by ISSS

February 26 and March 19 ISSS & Payroll will provide a Glacier Tax Prep (GTP) Tax Workshop to assist in navigating the GTP software for student and scholars who are filing Federal taxes for the first time and/or worked, had a scholarship or stipend in 2014. Use the above link to register.

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Online Immigration Check-In

The TALK Program - International Student and Scholar Services

Complete your required on-line immigration check-in for the spring 2015 semester here.

Immigration Check-In

ISSS Email Newsletter

Students find support at the International Student and Scholar Services Office.

Subscribe here to the ISSS newsletter, for weekly updates and events sent to you by email.   

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Tales of Taste Food

A collection of nearly 100 easy family recipes from around the world created by the AU community.

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Re-entry Discussion

Going Global

According to recent assessments, 74% of graduating int'l students have concerns about finding jobs back home, while 43% have concerns about cultural transition and adjustment after long absences from home.

Come and Learn

International Alumni Network

Connect with the AU International Alumni network on LinkedIn. 

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