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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

International Graduate Student Orientation

FALL 2016: Saturday, August 20; Sunday August 21

Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Orientation!

International Student Orientation covers important immigration, employment, and cross cultural sessions, as well as academic information specifically of interest to all international students beginning at American University. This program will give you the chance to learn important information for your studies, as well as to meet your new U.S. classmates. 

Registration for International Student Orientation is required for new graduate students. Please click here to REGISTER.

Before you arrive:

Saturday, August 20

  • English Assessment Test (register here)
  • International Student Orientation Check In
  • Immigration Check In (for F-1 and J-1 visa holders)

Sunday, August 21

  • International Student Orientation
  • Welcome Lunch
  • Passport & Immigration Document Clearance

Your Academic Department's Orientation

Additional departmental orientation programs for graduate students are conducted by individual schools and colleges. Please click HERE to contact your department.


International Student & Scholar Services