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International & Global Nomad 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
Two orientation leaders at international orientation

Welcome to American University

American University has one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. You will be joining a community of over 1,000 international students and scholars from over 140 countries, and students from every state in the United States of America.

On behalf of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), and the larger University community, we look forward to meeting you at orientation and helping you throughout your studies at American University.



International Student & Scholar Services staff


Please select your Orientation below

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Freshmen (First Year)

Freshmen Orientation
New college freshmen,
first-year BA/BS degree students

Freshmen Orientation

Graduate Student

Graduate Student Orientation
New MA, MS, 
or PhD students 

Graduate Student Orientation

Transfer Student

Transfer Student Orientation 
Undergraduate students transferring
credits from another university

Transfer Orientation

Abroad at AU

Abroad at AU Orientation
Semester exchange students

Abroad at AU Orientation

Washington Semester

Washington Semester Orientation
Washington Semester Program

Washington Semester Orientation

Law School

WCL Orientation
Washington College of Law Students

WCL Orientation

International Accelerator Program

International Accelerator Pre Arrival Information

International Accelerator Pre-Arrival Checklist