International Student & Scholar Services

A Home Away from Home

Contact Us

202-885-3350

Fax: 202-885-3354

isss@american.edu

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.

Contact:
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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Incoming Students

Immigration Process

Congratulations on your decision to attend AU! ISSS is here to help you obtain your immigration documents, provide you with orientation upon arrival, and make sure you are adjusting to life in the United States.

Learn about the process

Before You Arrive

Moving to a new country is both exciting and difficult. Our pre-arrival guide is designed to help you prepare for arrival in the United States.

 

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Read the Pre-Arrival Guide

Orientation

International Student Orientation covers important immigration, employment, and cross cultural sessions, as well as academic information specifically of interest to international students.

Attend Orientation

Current Students

Immigration Responsibilities

F-1 and J-1 students are responsible for understanding and complying with immigration law. Advisors in our office are here to help - please stop by ISSS or email us with any questions.

Know your responsibilities

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Get Involved with ISSS

Join your fellow international students and take part in ISSS events on campus!

Explore Activities

Graduating this Semester?

If you are graduating this semester, it is important you understand your options for Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students and Academic Training for J-1 students.

Learn about OPT

Learn about Academic Training

J-1 Scholars & Student Interns

AU is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to bring exchange visitors to the United States to research, teach, and intern. Learn about the J-1 Scholars & Student Intern program at AU

International students from 134 countries attend AU

This year there are 1,673 international students enrolled at AU

ISSS welcomed 400 plus international students to campus this fall