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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: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041

About ISSS

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Welcome to American University

Today the university is home to more than 1400 international students and scholars representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from over 130 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.

As an institution with a global perspective, American University is committed to hosting students and academics from across the world. If you're looking to join AU from abroad, the staff in International Student & Scholar Services is here to support you, your transition and your academic work.

Since 1954, International Student & Scholar Services - or ISSS - has welcomed thousands of students and scholars to AU. Our diverse staff is dedicated to a single notion: that all world-minded students deserve a global education, and that education exists here at AU.

If you explore our site, you'll find information about the offical documents you'll need to complete in order to study or research at AU. Keep looking around, and you can learn about all the intercultural programs that ISSS has to offer. From language exchange programs to professional development opportunities, our office holds a wealth of services for students who want to grow both in and out of the classroom.

To speak with someone about our department and studying at AU, simply call, email, or visit our office. The ISSS staff values our international student and scholar family, and we strive to provide the most enriching university experience possible.