International Student & Scholar Services


  • Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
    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 & Scholar Services

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Welcome to American University

Today the university is home to more than 1000 international students and scholars representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from over 100 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty and academic programs.

American University continues to value international exchange. If you're a student or scholar coming from outside the US, the staff in International Student and Scholar Services is here to support you. We've helped thousands of students from the first steps of learning about AU to processing the official documents needed to settle in. We're dedicated to helping international students and scholars thrive in the AU community. Whatever your question or concern, we're here for you.

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"The Promise of Passports": American University is among the top institutions for study abroad according to the recent "Open Doors" report.

Immigration Check-in

Please complete your Fall 2014 required immigration check-in now.



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International Student Handbook

Everything you need to know for your life at AU and in Washington DC...



language exchange program

Are you interested in practicing foreign languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and others)? Please join the Language Exchange Program. We match AU students who wish to practice foreign language skills.

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Tales of Taste Food

A collection of nearly 100 easy family recipes from around the world created by the AU community.

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Apply to be an Orientation Assistant

Admitted Students - Orientation Food

Apply to be an Orientation Assistant and Support Internationals in their Transition to Home Away From Home

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Re-entry Discussion

Going Global

According to recent assessments, 74% of graduating int'l students have concerns about finding jobs back home, while 43% have concerns about cultural transition and adjustment after long absences from home.

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