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
410 Butler Pavilion Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041 United States
Since 1954, International Student & Scholar Services (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.
ISSS builds on American University's traditions of valuing diversity and a global outlook by promoting international student and scholar mobility and serving as a resource for intercultural initiatives to the university community. To cultivate academic success and personal development for international students and scholars, ISSS aims at providing quality services and programs to the university community by educating, advocating and training while complying with federal regulations governing international education exchange.
Fatmira Hoxha Assistant Director, International Student & Scholar Services
Mira brings over 18 years of professional experience in higher education including 10 years with American University. Functioning as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Office…
Juliana Fernandes Advisor for Immigration Services & Compliance
Juliana joined the International Student & Scholar Services in November 2015. Prior to joining ISSS, Juliana coordinated cross-cultural programs for AU graduates and pre and post departure orientation…
Shanza Qureshi Associate Director, Communications & Programming
Shanza Qureshi has been working in international education since 2006. With extensive experience in academic exchange, postsecondary admissions, and school administration, Shanza is a staunch advocate…