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 and Scholar Services

Mailing Address
  • Welcome to ISSS

    Welcome to ISSS

    Here at ISSS, we will be with you on your journey every step of the way.

  • ISSS - Academic Success

    Academic Success

    Encouraging Your Academic Excellence

  • ISSS - Get Involved

    Get Involved

    Enriching Your Student Life

  • ISSS - Professional Development

    Professional Development

    Enhancing your education beyond the classroom through internships and employment.

  • ISSS - Building on your Memories

    Building on your Memories

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.

Read More About AU Student Body

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


Events Calendar

Coming Soon

Full Calendar

Academic Calendar


Tales of Taste Food

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

Order Cookbook

H1-B Workshop & Alumni Panel, March 27th

Explore H-1B Information Session &
Alumni Professional Networking Session

Register Here

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.

Come and Learn