International Student & Scholar Services

A Home Away from Home

ISSS Virtual Appointments Unavailable During Summer

ISSS's virtual appointments are not available during the summer. If you need advising from ISSS advisors, you may contact us through email at or by phone at 202-885-3350 during the regular office hours (M-F, 9AM-5PM).

Incoming Students

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Immigration Process

ISSS is here to help you obtain your immigration documents, provide you with an orientation upon arrival, and make sure you are adjusting to life in the U.S.! 

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

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International Student Orientation covers important immigration, employment, and 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 Rour 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

J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

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 115

countries attend AU

ISSS is responsible for 1,680

F-1 & J-1 students and scholars

ISSS welcomed 440 plus

international students to campus in Fall 2023