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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

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

Admitted Students - Main Photo


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.

English Assessment Test: Saturday, August 20
(Registration Required)
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please click HERE to register


Orientation Events (mandatory)

Saturday, August 20, 2016
International Student Orientation Check In
Immigration Check In (for F-1 and J-1 students)
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday, August 21, 2016
International Student Orientation Sessions
8:30am - 5:00pm

Your Academic Department Orientation
After the International Student Orientation, your academic department will likely have its own orientation.  Please click HERE for more information.

International Student & Scholar Services