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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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International Graduate Student Orientation

Fall 2015: Saturday, August 22- Sunday, August 23

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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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

You are required to complete your orientation and immigration check-in on Saturday, August 22 anytime between 12:00 pm (noon) and 5:00 pm. Please report to the SIS Building (School of International Service) any time during the day. Please bring your laptop computer as we will be completing required immigration processes online.

At the Arrival Center, you will pick up your orientation packet and schedule, name tag, and other important documents. You will also be guided through your immigration check-in on your own laptop. In addition to these requirements, the following (optional) events will be offered:

  1. Campus Tours
  2. Lunch with a current American University student
  3. Set up school WIFI on your laptop
  4. Shopping trips

Starting at 5:00 pm, we will have a Welcome Reception for all new international students and their families. Get to know other international students and meet the ISSS staff!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

English Assessment Exam 
(*Registration required)
9:00 am- 12:30 pm
*To pre-register, please click here


Sunday, August 23, 2015

International Student Orientation

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Graduate Student Orientation in your Academic Department

Additional orientation events may be held by your particular academic department. Please contact your department for more information.



International Student & Scholar Services