School of International Service

School of International Service Admitted Students Events 2023

Welcome to the School of International Service

Welcome, and congratulations on being admitted to SIS for Fall 2023! We know that your grad school decision is one of the most exciting and difficult decisions in life. Because of this, we have put together this page as your one-stop shop to connect with your future classmates, learn more about the SIS community, register for upcoming admitted student events, and access the resources that will help you make a decision.

Facebook Community

The New SIS Grads 2023 Facebook Community is an excellent place to start getting to know your fellow admitted students and support each other as you make your decision for fall. 

Virtual Tour

We encourage you to take some time to "tour" our campus through this interactive map, and look forward to seeing you here soon.

Admitted Student Events

Explore the full admitted student event schedule organized by theme (using the tabbed list) or by date (scroll down).

Welcome Day 1 & 2

Join us for our two signature Admitted Student Welcome Days to learn about various aspects of the graduate student experience.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Welcome Day 1: Getting to Know Your School and Program (Virtual)
Saturday, March 18
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Welcome Day 2: Campus Experience (In-Person, Washington, DC)
Saturday, April 1
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Because both days are designed to give you a glimpse into slightly different parts of the SIS experience, we hope to see you at both events if your schedule allows.

Building Your Network & Maximizing Your Connections

SIS is all about meeting the people who share your passion for global issues and working together to come up with the questions or solutions that matter. Join us for these sessions to start building your community!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Grad School Beyond the Classroom: Making the Most of SIS, AU, and Washington DC
Monday, February 13
2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

From Decision to Enrollment - The International Student Journey
Friday, February 17
10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

A Conversation with Past and Present First Generation Students
Thursday, February 23
6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Welcome and Next Steps Information Session for RPCVs
Tuesday, March 14
12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

International Student Drop-In: Q&A with Senior Dir. Of Graduate Enrollment Management
Thursday, March 23
10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Grad School Beyond the Classroom: Making the Most of SIS, AU, and Washington DC
Tuesday, April 4
6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

An SIS Degree: Depth, Breadth, and Flexibility

Interdisciplinarity and structured flexibility are the hallmarks of an SIS degree. Join us at these sessions to learn more!

Open Q&A for Working Professionals Taking On Grad School
Wednesday, March 15
7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Coming Soon! SIS Graduate Academic Advisor-led Sessions:

How to Understand Your Program Requirements and Plan Your SIS Degree
Date, Time, and RSVP link coming soon

Chat with an Academic Advisor: SIS Economics Requirement
Date, Time, and RSVP link coming soon

Chat with an Academic Advisor: SIS Foreign Language Requirement
Date, Time, and RSVP link coming soon

 

 

Practical Tips for Thoughtful Planning

Grad school decisions are never easy without having understood the financial commitment, places to live, and other logistics. Join us for these sessions for a deep dive!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Housing Resources Webinar (AU-wide session)
Tuesday, February 21
6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EDT)

Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide session)
Tuesday, February 21
7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EDT)

Financing Your Graduate Education (for SIS students, only)
Wednesday, March 1
12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Financing Your Graduate Education (for SIS students, only)
Friday, March 24
7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide session)
Wednesday, March 29
7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Housing Webinar (AU-wide session)
Thursday, March 30
6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EDT)

Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide session)
Tuesday, April 25
7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Housing Webinar (AU-wide session)
Thursday, April 27
6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Housing Webinar (AU-wide session)
Tuesday, May 23
6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide session)
Wednesday, May 24
7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide session)
Tuesday, June 27
7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

SIS Admitted Students Events 2023 | Arranged by Date
Event Date Time
Grad School Beyond the Classroom: Making the Most of SIS, AU, and Washington DC February 13, 2023 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
From Decision to Enrollment - The International Student Journey February 17, 2023 10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Meet the SIS Dean February 21, 2023 2:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Housing Webinar (AU-wide resource session) February 21, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide resource session) February 21, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
VA Educational Benefits Webinar for Members of the U.S. Military (AU-wide resource session) February 22, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
A Conversation with Past and Present First Generation Students February 23, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
SIS "Ask Me Anything" Session: Virtual Q&A with Amb. Piper Campbell February 24, 2023 12:00-12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Financing Your Graduate Education March 1, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Race and the Field of International Affairs: A Conversation with our Alumni of Color March 2, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
SIS Alumni and Career Panel March 9, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Welcome and Next Steps Information Session for RPCVs March 14, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Open Q&A for Working Professionals Taking On Grad School March 15, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Building Antiracist Skills in Preparation for a Career in International Affairs March 16, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Admitted Student Welcome Day: Getting to Know Your School and Program (Virtual) March 18, 2023 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
SIS "Ask Me Anything" Session: Virtual Q&A with Robert Koopman, Prof. and Former Chief Economist, WTO and USITC March 21, 2023 12:00-12:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
International Student Drop-In: Q&A with Senior Dir. Of Graduate Enrollment Management March 23, 2023 10:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Financing Your Graduate Education March 24, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
VA Educational Benefits Webinar for Members of the U.S. Military (AU-wide resource session) March 28, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide resource session) March 29, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Housing Webinar (AU-wide resource session) March 30, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Admitted Student Welcome Day: Campus Experience (In-Person, Washington, D.C.) April 1, 2023 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Grad School Beyond the Classroom: Making the Most of SIS, AU, and Washington DC April 4, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide resource session) April 25, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
VA Educational Benefits Webinar for Members of the U.S. Military (AU-wide resource session) April 26, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Housing Webinar (AU-wide resource session) April 27, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Housing Webinar (AU-wide resource session) May 23, 2023 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide resource session) May 24, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Federal Financial Aid Webinar (AU-wide resource session) June 27, 2023 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Ready to Enroll?

  1. Create your student account
    1. Go to myAU portal.
    2. Click on "Create your account" near the end of the page and select “I am a Student.”
    3. After reading through the instructions, click on “Start the Account Creation Process.”
    4. Enter your AU ID (located on your admissions letter or reply form), last name, first name, and date of birth. Please leave your social security number and phone number blank.
    5. Enter an initial password for the system to create your account. Write down your username and password.
  2. Pay your deposit online
    1. Log back into the myAU portal using your new username and password.
    2. Under Personalized Links click on Finances Under the Finances link column choose Eagle Service – Financial Information.
    3. Click on the Student Finance Button and proceed accordingly.

Additional Resources and Information

Office of Career Development
Housed within SIS, the career team offers one-on-one career advising, weekly opportunity emails, networking events with alumni, site visits and more.
Diversity & Inclusion at SIS
Browse funding opportunities that support historically underrepresented groups pursuing graduate degrees in international affairs.
Veterans Services Office
AU offers various resources regarding Veterans’ benefits, including AU’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.