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

Mailing Address

Academic Core Support Team

AU Academic Success Network

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To ensure success for our international students, ISSS offers many types of support. The Academic Core Support Team provides various types of assistance ranging from cultural adjustment advising and academic skills training to reading, writing, and classroom adjustment coaching. The team also works and coordinates with advisors, faculty, and staff for a complete network of support. Feel free to come in and make use of our services. We’re here to help!


Senior Advisor in International Student & Scholar Services
Jawee Perla
Butler Pavilion 410

  • English Language Assessment
  • Immigration Advising
  • Cultural Adjustment Advising
  • Coordinating with Students, Faculty, and Advisors


International Student Counselor in the Academic Support Center
Shari Pattillo
Mary Graydon Center 243

  • Academic Skills Coaching: Classroom Participation, Note Taking, Time Management, Reading Strategies, Etc.
  • Cultural Adjustment Advising
  • Tutorial Referrals
  • Writing Lab Coordinator


International Student Coordinator in the College Writing Program, Department of Literature
Angela Dadak

Battelle Tompkins 255

  • Reading, Writing, and Classroom Adjustment Coaching for Students Taking College Writing Courses
  • Teaches "The Culture of Higher Education in the U.S."
  • Writing Center Advisor
  • Cultural Adjustment Advising