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Inernational student orientation leaders

Contact Us

202-885-3350

Fax: 202-885-3354

isss@american.edu

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.

Contact:
Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Butler Pavilion, Room 410

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041 United States

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International Student 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. Families are encouraged to attend orientation with their new students.

Registration

Check your email for instructions to register for Spring Orientation.

Before You Arrive

  1. Request immigration documents and pay SEVIS fee
  2. Apply for your new F-1 or J-1 Visa
  3. Activate your AU email account and check it regularly
  4. Take the Math Placement & Register for Classes
  5. Register for orientation (login required)
  6. Health Insurance & Immunizations
  7. Prepare your Finances: Pay AU tuition & find banks in Washington, DC
  8. Get your On-Campus Housing. See the First Year Housing Guide provided by Housing & Dining.
  9. Prepare for Travel
  10. Check-In at ISSS
  1. Request immigration documents and pay SEVIS fee
  2. Apply for your new F-1 or J-1 Visa
  3. Activate your AU email account and check it regularly
  4. Contact your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  5.    Register for orientation & contact your school for departmental orientation
  6. Health Insurance & Immunizations
  7. Prepare your Finances: Pay AU tuition & find banks in Washington, DC.
  8. Secure Off-Campus Housing (On-Campus Housing is only available to undergraduate students). 
  9. Prepare for Travel
  10. Check-In at ISSS

Spring 2018 Orientation

January 10, 2018
Mary Graydon Center

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