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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

Welcome to American University

Today the university is home to more than 1000 international students and scholars representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from over 100 countries. This diversity is also reflected in our faculty and academic programs.

American University continues to value international exchange. If you're a student or scholar coming from outside the US, the staff in International Student and Scholar Services is here to support you. We've helped thousands of students from the first steps of learning about AU to processing the official documents needed to settle in. We're dedicated to helping international students and scholars thrive in the AU community. Whatever your question or concern, we're here for you.

OPT session

Prepare for the Job & Internship Fair

February OPT sessions:
* Mon Feb 8, 1:00-2:00
* Thurs Feb 11, 3:00-4:00
* Weds Feb 17, 1:00-2:00

All in Butler Conference Room
(6th floor Butler Pavilion)

OPT Information

Transitioning Beyond AU

Going Global

The Transitioning Beyond AU program includes an H-1B visa information session, career advice, alumni panel and networking, and an optional OPT session in an afternoon program on Saturday Feb 27.

Come and Learn

Linkedin For Int'l Alumni

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  3. Transitioning Beyond AU

  4. OPT Info Session

Full Calendar

Academic Calendar

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Online Immigration Check-In

The TALK Program - International Student and Scholar Services

Complete your required on-line immigration check-in for the spring 2015 semester here.

Immigration Check-In

TALK Program


Learn more on the impact of culture on your life, by intercultural exchange with other students.  

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ISSS Email Newsletter

Students find support at the International Student and Scholar Services Office.

Subscribe here to the ISSS newsletter, for weekly updates and events sent to you by email.   

Sign up here

Language Exchange Program

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Interested in practicing your foreign language skills? We match you with other students who wish to do so as well.

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Like ISSS on Facebook


Tales of Taste Food

A collection of nearly 100 easy family recipes from around the world created by the AU community.

Order Cookbook

International Student Handbook

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Information for new international students regarding academics, immigration and employment regulations, campus resources, health and safety, finances, communications, living in DC, etc. 

Open Handbook

International Alumni Network

Connect with the AU International Alumni network on LinkedIn. 

Connect here