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Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Butler Pavilion, Room 410

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041 United States

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International Orientation Leader

Orientation leaders at welcome desk during international orientation

What is an International Orientation Leader?

International Orientation Leaders are American University students who assist the International Student and Scholar Services office in making International Orientation happen.

What do they do?

  • Serve as a guide for new international students
  • Give advice on being a student at AU to new international students 
  • Provide encouragement and support for students undergoing social, cultural and academic transition 
  • Facilitate the implementation of orientation programs for new international students

What are the advantages of becoming an international orientation leader?

  • Gain marketable skills to enhance your resume 
  • Develop your leadership skills 
  • Gain practical experience in teamwork and role modeling 
  • Get the opportunity to meet new international students and their families 
  • Make memories


If you have any questions about being an international orientation leader, please send an email to