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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


Profile picture of Lia, a student at AU.



USA, Peru & Portugal

Languages you speak

English & Spanish



*To contact any of American University's International Orientation Leaders, please contact International Student & Scholar Services.

What do you really love about AU?
I really love the diversity on campus and the multitude of opportunities that are available on every corner.

Any hobbies or favorite activities?
Anything that involves being outdoors and active such as running, swimming, biking & hiking.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spots on campus are the quad on a sunny day & the SIS Atrium.

Any advice for incoming students?
- Don't let your academics slip, even when it gets tough.
- Seek help when you need it.
- Have an open mind!
- Be open to new things!