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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 Sarah, a student at AU.



United States

Languages you speak

English & possibly French


*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 opportunities for students, like careers, internships and research. So many majors are interrelated and allow for personalized experience.

Any hobbies or favorite activities?
On campus, I am in Counterpoint Acapella, AU Chows, Mu Beta Psi Music Frat, and I write for the Odyssey.
I love singing, music, theatre, traveling and reading.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot is either the McKinley rooftop or the hallway in Katzen. I can always study in both spots!

Any advice for incoming students?
Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, and try and meet as many people as possible during your first few weeks of school.
Join a club you never thought you would be interested in, you will never know until you try!