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

International Transfer Student Orientation

Fall 2014: Saturday, August 16th - Wednesday, August 20

Admitted Students - Orientation Food


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 Monday and Tuesday(August 18th-19th) 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 Friday, August 15th. You can check-in directly at the front desk in your residential hall.


Saturday, August 16th, 2014

You are required to complete your orientation and immigration check-in on Saturday, August 16th 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:

  1. Campus Tours
  2. Lunch with a current American University student
  3. Set up school WIFI on your laptop
  4. Shopping trips
  5. Smithsonian adventures

Saturday August 16th, 2014

English Assessment Exam Available (*pre-registration required)
English Assessment Test
8:30am-1:00 pm
*To pre-register, please click here


Sunday, August 17th, 2014

International Student Orientation


Monday, August 18th, 2014 

Transfer Transition Orientation Program Day 1


Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Transfer Transition Orientation Program 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: 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