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  • Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
    202-885-3350
    Fax: 202-885-3354
    Butler Pavilion, Room 410

    Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ISSS advisors are available at the front desk for walk-in appointments.

    Bakar, Senem S.
    Director, International Student and Scholar Services

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Senem Bakar

Senem Bakar

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Director, International Student and Scholar Services

With over 20 years of experience in International Education and Exchange, Senem is directing the office to ensure availability of superb services and programs for international students and scholars and provides expertise to other university offices ... [More]

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202-885-3352
International Student and Scholar Services


Kristina Thompson

Kristina Thompson

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Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Kristina is the Associate Director in the International Student Scholar Services office, where she has worked since 1999, when she came to AU as a Master’s student in the International Training and Education Program. In her work at American Universit... [More]

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202-885-3351
International Student and Scholar Services


Fatmira Hoxha

Fatmira Hoxha

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Assistant Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Mira brings over 18 years of professional experience in higher education including 10 years with American University. Functioning as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO), her responsibilities include creating imm... [More]

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202-885-3353
International Student and Scholar Services


Jawee Perla

Jawee Perla

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Senior International Student Advisor

Eugenio (Jawee) joined the International Student & Scholar Services and American University in 2011. He provides language assessment and support, advises students on their academic progress, cultural adjustment, and F-1/J-1 immigration. Before coming... [More]

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202-885-3350
International Student and Scholar Services


Elyas Abubakr

Elyas Abubakr

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Advisor for Immigration Services & Compliance

As an International Student Advisor in the International Student and Scholar Services, Elyas functions as Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO) to provide immigration and cultural advice to F-1 students and J-1 ex... [More]

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202-885-3458
International Student and Scholar Services


Chemayn Gray

Chemayn Gray

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Assistant to the Director

Chemayn is a native Washingtonian. Prior to working in International Student and Scholar Services, Chemayn was an account specialist in the Payroll Office at AU.

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202-885-3355
International Student and Scholar Services