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International Student & Scholar Services


Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
Fax: 202-885-3354
Butler Pavilion, Room 410

ISSS office walk-in advising hours: Mondays: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bakar, Senem S
Director, International Student & Scholar Services

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

Welcome International Parents and Family Members


We are delighted that your student has chosen to study at American University (AU) to become part of our diverse university community. AU takes pride in attracting international students from about 135 countries! We value the important role you play in supporting your student while studying at AU, and wish to acquaint you with life at the university. On the parents’ site, you will find useful information and updates about what is happening at AU.

Both International Student & Scholar Services and the Dean of Students are part of the Office of Campus Life, which supports students in their studies and offers them ways to enrich their life at AU. Please let us know at anytime if you require our assistance and feel free to stop by our offices when you are in Washington, DC.


Senem Bakar

Director, International Student & Scholar Services

Please click on the links below to see useful information for parents.

Welcome from the Dean of Students
Useful Information for Parents