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International Student 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. This program will give you the chance to learn important information for your studies, as well as to meet your new U.S. classmates. Families are encouraged to attend orientation with their new students.

Registration

Check your email for instructions to register for Fall Orientation.

Before You Arrive

  1. Request immigration documents and pay SEVIS fee
  2. Apply for your new F-1 or J-1 Visa
  3. Activate your AU email account and check it regularly
  4. Take the Math Placement & Register for Classes
  5. Register for orientation (login required)
  6. Health Insurance & Immunizations
  7. Prepare your Finances: Pay AU tuition & find banks in Washington, DC
  8. Get your On-Campus Housing. See the First Year Housing Guide provided by Housing & Dining
  9. Prepare for Travel
  10. Check-In at ISSS
  1. Request immigration documents and pay SEVIS fee
  2. Apply for your new F-1 or J-1 Visa
  3. Activate your AU email account and check it regularly
  4. Contact your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  5. Register for orientation & contact your school for departmental orientation
  6. Health Insurance & Immunizations
  7. Prepare your Finances: Pay AU tuition & find banks in Washington, DC
  8. Secure Off-Campus Housing (On-Campus Housing is only available to undergraduate students)
  9. Prepare for Travel
  10. Check-In at ISSS

Spring 2019 Orientation

January 9th, 2019
8am - 9am: Check-in
9am - 12pm: Sessions
12pm - 1:30pm: Lunch


Location: Kerwin Building

International Student Handbook

A guide for new international students.

Read the Handbook (PDF)

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