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International Transfer Student Orientation

Fall 2016: August 21 & 23

Welcome to Orientation!

International Student Orientation covers important immigration, employment, and cross cultural sessions, as well as academic information specifically of interest to all international students beginning at American University, on August 21st. Then on Tuesday (August 23) you will join the U.S. Transfer students for the Eagle Summit Transfer Transitions Orientation. This program will give you the chance to learn important information for your studies, as well as to meet your new U.S. classmates.

Before you arrive:

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Orientation Week Schedule

Pre-orientation: Saturday, August 20

  • Moving In: If you are living on campus, residence halls will open at 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 20 for students participating in International Student Orientation. You can check in directly at the front desk in your residence hall.

Orientation Day 1: Sunday, August 21

International Student Orientation
  • Passport Clearance
  • Director's Welcome
  • Legal & Immigration Transition
  • Sociocultural & Academic Transition
  • Welcome Lunch for Students & Parents
  • Campus Resource Fair
  • Online Immigration Check In

Orientation Day 2: Tuesday, August 23

Eaglesummit: Transfer Transitions
  • Transfer Transitions Check In
  • Taking Flight: Your Transition to AU
  • AU Central
  • Your Health at AU
  • Getting involved at AU
  • Lunch
  • Academic Welcome from your School or College
  • What would you do: A discussion of critical issues on a college campus


International Student & Scholar Services
+1 202-885-3358