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International Student & Scholar Services


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

    ISSS office walk-in advising hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

    Bakar, Senem S
    Director, International Student & Scholar Services

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International Transfer Student Orientation

Spring 2016: January 6-8

Admitted Students - Orientation Food


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.  The Orientation will be on Wednesday, January 6th.

Then on Thursday, January 7th, you will join other new transfer students at the university's Transfer Transitions Orientation. This program will give you the chance to learn about life at AU, as well as to meet your new U.S. classmates who are also transferring from other universities.

If you have been assigned a room in an on-campus residence hall, the halls will open for move-in at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 3 for students registered for International Student Orientation. You can check-in directly at the front desk in your residential hall.

Hot Cocoa Social
Tuesday, January 5, 4:00pm

Please join other international students for our January Welcome Hot Cocoa Social at 4:00pm on January 5th.  This will be a chance for you to meet other students from all around the world.  After the social, there will be a chance to obtain your basic living necessities with a special shopping trip with our Orientation Leaders.


Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

International Student Orientation
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Transfer Transitions Orientation Day


International Student & Scholar Services