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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 Orientation Leader

A Globally Minded Leadership Experience

Orientation Leaders

What is an International Orientation Leader?

International Orientation Leaders are American University students who assist the International Student and Scholar Services office in making International Orientation happen.

What do they do?

  • Serve as a guide for new international students 
  • Give advice on being a student at AU to new international students
  • Provide encouragement and support for students undergoing social, cultural and academic transition
  • Facilitate the implementation of orientation programs for new international students

What are the advantages of becoming an International Orientation Leader?

  • Gain marketable skills to enhance your resume
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Gain practical experience in teamwork and role modeling
  • Get the opportunity to meet new international students and their families
  • Make memories

Application process

Please note that the application deadline for the Fall 2016 cycle has passed.  

However, hope is not lost!  If you will be in the Washington DC area this summer, and would like the chance to reach out to new students by e-mail, we would love to have you participate in a Email Campaign! Doing so will also put you in consideration for participation in the Fall 2016 International Orientation, in case one of our current Orientation Leaders has an emergency and has to drop out.

If you are interested, please send an email to