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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

Int'l Student / Scholar Svcs
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
410 Butler Pavilion
Washington, DC, USA 20016-8041

International Transfer Student Orientation

Fall 2016: August 20-22

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 Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21.

Then on Monday, August 22, 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 Saturday, August 20 for students registered for International Student Orientation. You can check-in directly at the front desk in your residential hall.

English Assessment Test
Saturday, August 20 

The purpose of the test is to provide you with an assessment of your academic English so that we can create an academic support plan for you in your first semester.


Saturday, August 20, 2016
International Student Orientation Check In
Immigration Check In (for F-1 and J-1 students)

Sunday, August 21, 2016
International Student Orientation Sessions
8:30am - 5:00pm

Monday, August 22, 2016
Transfer Transitions Orientation
9:00am - 6:00pm



International Student & Scholar Services