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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, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays: 12:00 noon - 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

Road Trip USA

Take a Trip and See the USA that Hollywood Doesn't Show You!

Intercultural Programs - Road Trip USA










With Road Trip USA, we want to bring you glimpses of the US that exists outside of American University. The program takes international students to locations up and down the East Coast to gain first-hand experience of the culture that makes up this land. From trips to county fairs and the famous Pennsylvania Amish Country, Road Trip USA will help you learn about American culture and spend quality time with other international students.

Fall Events:

Welcome Back Coffee Break

The Great Frederick Fair

Amish Country

Halloween Party

International Student Thanksgiving Feast

Spring Events:

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Exploration

Road Trip to U-Street Tour

Road Trip to Cherry Blossom Festival

Student quotes about their Road Trip USA experience:

"It's a great program. I loved the Great Frederick Fair and Amish Country trips. Very interesting, and I met many friends there!"

"I really enjoyed the Road Trip. A great getaway from the hustle and bustle of DC."

"It seems like we’re in a movie!"

"The fair was an interesting experience – fulfilling some stereotypical images of rural America, and breaking others."

"It was just a lot of fun and a good excuse for everyone to witness oddities like deep-fried funnel-cakes and cows giving birth."

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Meet the Coordinator

Road Trip Kenny ISSS

Meet Aarathi Menon, the Road Trip USA coordinator

Meet Aarathi