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International Transfer Student Orientation


Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
Fax: 202-885-3354
Butler Pavilion, Room 410

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.

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

Spring 2017: January 11, 12 & 13

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 January 11th. Then, on January 12 and 13 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: January 8, 9 & 10

  • Moving In: If you are living on campus, residence halls will open at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 8th. You can check in directly at the front desk in your residence hall.

Orientation Day 1: Wednesday, January 11

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

Orientation Day 2: Thursday, January 12

  • Transfer Transitions Check In
  • Taking Flight: Your Transition to AU
  • Orientation Group Caucus
  • Lunch
  • Your Health at AU
  • Academic Welcome from your School or College
  • Life in the Residence Halls

Orientation Day 3: Friday, January 13

  • Career Fundamentals
  • Academic Meetings
  • AU Community Showcase


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