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Jawee Perla

Senior International Student Advisor, International Student & Scholar Services International Student and Scholar Services

Eugenio (Jawee) joined the International Student & Scholar Services and American University in 2011. He provides language assessment and support, advises students on their academic progress, cultural adjustment, and F-1/J-1 immigration. Before coming to AU, Jawee earned his MA in Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where he taught Introduction to the Study of Language, General Linguistics, Language and the Mind. Jawee has lived in Kumamoto, Japan, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa where he worked on health policy development. He grew up in Egypt, Indonesia, Philippines, and Swaziland as a "global nomad." Jawee loves working with international students and continues to be fascinated by language.


BA in Philosophy, University of Redlands; MA in Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM); Doctoral Candidate, Linguistics, UHM.

Intl Student Scholar Services
Butler Pavilion - 410D
Contact Info
(202) 885-3358

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