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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

Air Tranportation

Three major airports service the Washington Metropolitan area. They are Washington-Dulles International, Baltimore Washington International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports.

Washington Dulles International (IAD) 

Located in Virginia, 20 miles from Washington, DC. Dulles offers:

  • Traveler's Aid Society - (703) 572-8296, located on the lower level at the west end of the main terminal
  • Foreign Visitors Greeting Service - (703) 572-2536, located on the east end of the terminal opposite claim area #2. Multilingual volunteers assist with hotel accommodations, connecting flights and other types of travelers' needs
  • Foreign Currency Exchange, located at the east end of the terminal at the Mutual of Omaha desk


Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)

Located in Maryland, 33 miles from Washington, D.C. BWI offers:

  • Two Information Desks, both are on the upper level. One is at the entrance of Pier C and the other is located near the entrance to Pier D
  • Foreign Currency Exchange Offices, located on the upper and lower level - open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Travelers Aid (PATH) - 410-859-7207

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

The closest and most convenient airport to AU. It is the only airport on a Metro subway line. National Airport offers:

  • Customer Services Centers - (703) 417-3200/ (703) 417-3201, located in Terminals A, B and C
  • Foreign Currency Exchange, located at all Customer Services Centers. Open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily

Note on Arrival Assistance:
Here in the United States, as in other countries, travelers must be careful of offers for inexpensive transportation or baggage services. You should accept assistance only from official personnel. If you need help, go to a clearly marked information desk. Police, airline desk personnel, and airport security personnel also provide assistance. The most reliable assistance may be found through the Traveler's Aid Society (TAS), which has a desk at most airports. TAS volunteers or staff will help you with plane transfers, transportation, and hotel accommodations.