First-Year International Undergraduate Student Orientation
Spring 2014: Tuesday, January 7th to Wednesday January 10th
Welcome to 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. Then on Thursday and Friday (January 9th-10th) you will join the U.S. freshmen students for the Eagle Summit Orientation. This program will give you the chance to learn important information for your studies, as well as to meet your new U.S. classmates.
Residence halls open at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 5th. You can check in directly at the front desk in your residential hall.
REQUIRED CHECK- IN at the WELCOME CENTER
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
You are required to complete your orientation and immigration check-in on Tuesday, January 7th anytime between noon and 6:00pm. Please report to the SIS (School of International Service) any time during the day. Please bring your laptop computer as we will be completing required immigration processes online. If you do not own a laptop computer, please click here.
At the Welcome Center, you will pick up your orientation packet and schedule, name tag, and other important documents. You will also be guided through your immigration check-in on your own laptop. In addition to these requirements, the following (optional) events will be offered:
- Campus Tours
- Lunch with a current American University student
- Set up school wifi on your laptop
- Shopping trips
- Smithsonian adventures
Tuesday January 7th, 2014
ORIENTATION EVENTS (mandatory)
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
International Student Orientation
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Eagle Summit Orientation Day 1
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Eagle Summit Orientation Day 2
Information on how to register for Orientation will be sent out to students after they have been admitted.
If you have set up your myau account, you can access information about the Orientation by logging in here: https://blackboard.american.edu and looking for “International Student Orientation” ISSS staff is also available to answer any questions regarding immigration documents, orientation, and other issues.
International Student & Scholar Services