About Us

The SIS Office of International Programs (OIP) seeks to promote cross-cultural awareness and enhance international understanding by providing students access to opportunities that will support their personal and professional development.

With a particular focus at the graduate level, the office manages approximately 20 semester exchange programs, 5 international dual degree programs, an average of 7 short-term abroad programs and supports a wide variety of internship and independent study opportunities for students abroad. SIS actively seeks out partnerships abroad that will meet the needs of our diverse and highly motivated graduate student population. Other undergraduate programs are typically run through AU Abroad (AU's central study abroad office).

Matthew Sacco Director of International Programs and Partnerships SIS-School of Intl Service

Matt manages the development, implementation, promotion and assessment of the international programs in the School of International Service. He directs the student enrollment and advising for several

  sacco@american.edu

  (202) 885-1633

Amy Marrion International Program Manager SIS - School of International Service

Amy Marrion manages the Office of International Programs' semester and dual degree study abroad programs and is the main point of contact for both inbound and outbound students. Before joining the AU

  amarrion@american.edu

  (202) 885-1606

Jessica Kling Program Coordinator, International Programs SIS - School of International Service

Jessica works in the Office of International Programs at the School of International Service as program coordinator for the dual degree programs and semester abroad programs for East Asia. She also ma

  jkling@american.edu

  (202) 885-1493

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In an academic year, SIS Abroad sends nearly 300 graduate students abroad during their Master's program

SIS Abroad hosts approximately 25 international exchange students on campus through institutional partnerships