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International Student & Scholar Services - American University International Student & Scholar Services at American University

Today the university is home to more than 1000 international students and scholars representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from over 130 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.

This map is so fascinating! It shows the most commonly spoken language in each state other than English and Spanish--do ...
06/21/2019
This map shows the most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish

This map is so fascinating! It shows the most commonly spoken language in each state other than English and Spanish--do you spot your mother tongue? https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-the-most-common-language-in-every-state-map-2019-6?utm_content=bufferb9864&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi&fbclid=IwAR3Hnh9djQ9f0tXxEIud50lmq1AaHYvwyvbFX2pHBcK753LPQ5CMv7SSLSo

According to Business Insider tabulations of individual-level census data, German, French, and Vietnamese are common in several states.

This week's lineup! Come root for your favorite team at ISSS!#fifawwc
06/17/2019

This week's lineup! Come root for your favorite team at ISSS!#fifawwc

The game is starting now! Our advisors from Brazil and Australia are excited for the match! #FIFAWWC
06/13/2019

The game is starting now! Our advisors from Brazil and Australia are excited for the match! #FIFAWWC

Please note ISSS will be in partial operation on Friday, no advisors will be available. If you need assistance this week...
06/12/2019

Please note ISSS will be in partial operation on Friday, no advisors will be available. If you need assistance this week, please come in to our office (Butler 410) today or tomorrow.

We will reopen on Monday, June 17, as per usual, 9AM - 5PM.

Today’s games! Came watch them at ISSS with free snacks! #FIFAWWC
06/12/2019

Today’s games! Came watch them at ISSS with free snacks! #FIFAWWC

Another day, another game! Join ISSS to watch the Women's World Cup in Butler 410 with snacks #FIFAWWC🌎⚽️
06/11/2019

Another day, another game! Join ISSS to watch the Women's World Cup in Butler 410 with snacks #FIFAWWC🌎⚽️

Another day of #FIFAWWC! Come watch games with some snacks today at ISSS!
06/10/2019

Another day of #FIFAWWC! Come watch games with some snacks today at ISSS!

See you there with snacks 🌎⚽️  #FIFAWWC
06/07/2019

See you there with snacks 🌎⚽️ #FIFAWWC

Are you ready for the Women's World Cup? ISSS sure is! 🌎⚽️Drop by ISSS (Butler 410) during any of the game times below t...
06/05/2019

Are you ready for the Women's World Cup? ISSS sure is! 🌎⚽️

Drop by ISSS (Butler 410) during any of the game times below to enjoy snacks and drinks and watch some great football/soccer!

06/04/2019
ISSS staff attended #NAFSA2019 this week and learned a lot of tips and resources to better support international student...
05/31/2019

ISSS staff attended #NAFSA2019 this week and learned a lot of tips and resources to better support international students @americanuniversity! We also shared our signature Language Exchange Program with conference attendees. It’s been such a productive weekend!

Please note ISSS will be in partial operation next week. We’ll reopen Monday, June 3 as per usual, 9AM - 5PM. Have a nic...
05/25/2019

Please note ISSS will be in partial operation next week. We’ll reopen Monday, June 3 as per usual, 9AM - 5PM. Have a nice Memorial Fay weekend!

Please note the below. ISSS will re-open on Monday, June 3rd as per usual, 9AM to 5PM.
05/24/2019

Please note the below.

ISSS will re-open on Monday, June 3rd as per usual, 9AM to 5PM.

Are you currently an international student studying for an MA, MBA, or PhD degree? Or have you been working in the U.S. ...
05/17/2019
Global Connect

Are you currently an international student studying for an MA, MBA, or PhD degree? Or have you been working in the U.S. for at least two years?

Join McKinsey & Company for their Global Connect Event on August 23 - 25 in Washington DC. A great opportunity to learn about the work they do worldwide and meet other DC professionals.

The deadline to apply is this Sunday, May 19, 2019. Register here: https://www.mckinsey.com/global-connect/overview.

Join McKinsey in Washington, D.C. on August 23-25 for a one of a kind weekend program to learn about how we solve problems facing the private, public and social sectors in growing economies around the world.

Staying in the U.S. this summer and missing food from your home country? This is a list of where your country's ambassad...
05/16/2019
We asked ambassadors where they eat when they’re homesick. We did not expect Taco Bell and Ikea.

Staying in the U.S. this summer and missing food from your home country? This is a list of where your country's ambassador eats when they are homesick, give it a try to feel at home away from home! https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/we-asked-ambassadors-where-they-eat-when-theyre-homesick-we-did-not-expect-taco-bell-and-ikea/2019/05/15/bb766eae-7005-11e9-9f06-5fc2ee80027a_story.html?fbclid=IwAR10u9ld1RZb43SEU-K8SLhhOr7lEq_tEMa2F4XvnH-cYNVPb64wexbOLNg&noredirect=on&utm_term=.d43f5df52e6a

Everyone handles the hunger of homesickness differently.

Congratulations to ISSS student staff who are graduating this weekend! We are so proud of you and excited for what await...
05/10/2019

Congratulations to ISSS student staff who are graduating this weekend! We are so proud of you and excited for what awaits you ahead! It’s been a real pleasure working with you all!! #auclassof2019 #isssau

05/07/2019
Congratulations to all 2019 Student Award Winners! ISSS is particularly excited about Nazli Togrul receiving the Carlson...
05/06/2019

Congratulations to all 2019 Student Award Winners! ISSS is particularly excited about Nazli Togrul receiving the Carlson Savage Award! She is the president of International Student Association dedicated to bringing the AU international community together with domestic students.Your hard work surely deserves this award!

2019 Student Award Winners share their stories of success ahead of this Friday's Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2019StudentAwardWinners

Did you miss Travel Signature Day yesterday? Not to worry because ISSS is here for you all summer long. Same days and sa...
05/01/2019

Did you miss Travel Signature Day yesterday? Not to worry because ISSS is here for you all summer long. Same days and same hours - Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM in Butler 410.

Need a travel signature? Advise on employment? Curious about how to get a Driver's License? Our advisors are available for walk-in advising and one-on-one meetings any time.

We look forward to seeing you and happy ~almost~ summer!

Today is All Day Travel Signature Day at ISSS! Take a short break from studying and come to our office with your I-20/DS...
04/30/2019

Today is All Day Travel Signature Day at ISSS! Take a short break from studying and come to our office with your I-20/DS-2019 to get a travel signature! There are some snacks for you!#travelsignature #isssau

Happy Last Day of Classes! While you might have finals to go through, don’t forget to get a travel signature on your I-2...
04/29/2019

Happy Last Day of Classes! While you might have finals to go through, don’t forget to get a travel signature on your I-20/DS-2019 if you are traveling outside the U.S. this summer! Tomorrow is All Day Travel Signature Day at ISSS! Take a break from study and come get a signature as well as some snacks! #isssau #travelsignature #lastdayofclasses

International scholars gathered with their family and exchanged their research topics the other day! Although their rese...
04/29/2019

International scholars gathered with their family and exchanged their research topics the other day! Although their research focus is different, their shared interest of researching at American University is what connects them together. Thank you those who joined and presented your research topics! #ISSSAU

The semester is coming to an end, that means ISSS's Language Exchange Program is also concluding. Students who participa...
04/25/2019

The semester is coming to an end, that means ISSS's Language Exchange Program is also concluding. Students who participated in the program gathered to wrap-up their semester-long language exchange with their partners. Each of them received a certificate of recognition from ISSS. Thank you those who joined the program this semester! If you are interested in participating, you can always take part in the program in the fall semester! #LEPAU

Taking a small study break, students who volunteered at the Spring Cultural Festival gathered to have a get together ove...
04/24/2019

Taking a small study break, students who volunteered at the Spring Cultural Festival gathered to have a get together over lunch on ISSS patio! #isssau

Happy Earth Day! Did you know the following AU facts? 🌎🌎🌎1. AU is carbon neutral! 2. American University is an accredite...
04/22/2019
Earth Images

Happy Earth Day! Did you know the following AU facts? 🌎🌎🌎

1. AU is carbon neutral!
2. American University is an accredited arboretum!
3. AU uses 100% renewable energy for electricity!

Explore some amazing images of the Earth here: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/images/index.html

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

What a day it was! The Spring Cultural Festival was a BIG success with over 600 visitors!! Thank you for coming out to l...
04/18/2019

What a day it was! The Spring Cultural Festival was a BIG success with over 600 visitors!! Thank you for coming out to learn about cultures around the world. Special thanks to all the wonderful volunteers, performers, student organizations, and AU office partners. We could have not pulled this off without you! For those who missed it, here's a recap! #springculturalfestival2019 #ISSSAU

04/15/2019

The Spring Cultural Festival is TOMORROW!! The event is open to all AU community and everyone is encouraged to join & discover the world! #springculturalfestival

A sneak peek into our Spring Cultural Festival planning - every country showcase will have a candy sampling! Come by the...
04/12/2019

A sneak peek into our Spring Cultural Festival planning - every country showcase will have a candy sampling! Come by the Quad from 11AM to 2PM next Tuesday to try Hi-Chews from Japan, chocolates from Brazil, or gummy candy from Pakistan!

See you there!

The Spring Cultural Festival is only one week away! Can you believe it? With Country Showcases from Azerbaijan, Banglade...
04/09/2019

The Spring Cultural Festival is only one week away! Can you believe it?

With Country Showcases from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, and many more, this is an event you won't want to miss!

Wished you had signed up to assist ISSS with the logistics of the event? Never fear - we can always use your help. Email [email protected] if you'd still like to volunteer.

International Student & Scholar Services - American University
04/05/2019

International Student & Scholar Services - American University

Congratulations to our wonderful Graduate Assistant, Betul, on winning the Outstanding Professional Contribution Award from School of International Service, AU! Betul founded an NPO that supports Turkish entrepreneurs by providing grants and connecting them with mentors who are successful Turkish professionals/scholars in the U.S. (First Step Initiative: www.ilkadimplatformu.org) We are so happy that her dedication and contribution are recognized. ISSS celebrated this special occasion with Turkish coffee and cake made by our Director, Senem Bakar

Congratulations to our wonderful Graduate Assistant, Betul, on winning the Outstanding Professional Contribution Award f...
04/05/2019

Congratulations to our wonderful Graduate Assistant, Betul, on winning the Outstanding Professional Contribution Award from School of International Service, AU! Betul founded an NPO that supports Turkish entrepreneurs by providing grants and connecting them with mentors who are successful Turkish professionals/scholars in the U.S. (First Step Initiative: www.ilkadimplatformu.org) We are so happy that her dedication and contribution are recognized. ISSS celebrated this special occasion with Turkish coffee and cake made by our Director, Senem Bakar

Tax season is a prime time for scammers to take advantage of International Students and Scholars. Scammers are persisten...
04/03/2019

Tax season is a prime time for scammers to take advantage of International Students and Scholars.

Scammers are persistent, authoritative, and claim immediate payment or personal information. They usually say you either owe money or have committed some kind of fraud.

Please contact ISSS if you feel you are facing a similar situation or click here for more information: https://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/Executive-Order-on-Immigration.cfm.

Join the AU Counseling Center and American Univ Health Promotion & Advocacy Center and Student Health Center for a Self-...
04/03/2019

Join the AU Counseling Center and American Univ Health Promotion & Advocacy Center and Student Health Center for a Self-care Circle for Students of Color this Friday, April 5, from 6-9PM in Hughes Formal Lounge.

The event will include presentations, activities, and discussions with food and gift bags provided. Show up for yourself!

Register today: https://bit.ly/2FVtigK.

Attention all AU International Students! If you were in the U.S. in 2018 and have not yet filed your taxes, you must do ...
04/02/2019

Attention all AU International Students! If you were in the U.S. in 2018 and have not yet filed your taxes, you must do so by Monday, April 15, 2019, which is in less than 2 weeks! It is very important that you file your taxes by this date.

Filing taxes is required for all international students in the U.S., whether you worked or not in 2018.

If you have any questions, we recommend reaching out to the Glacier Tax Prep specialists.

03/29/2019

ISSS had an orientation for volunteers who’ll be showcasing their culture at the Spring Cultural Festival! There will be a lot of activities that the whole AU community can enjoy!

Mark your calendar for this event—Tuesday, April 16, 11am-2pm on the Quad. What do you want to see at this festival? Let us know! #isssau #AUSpringCulturalFestival

Don't forget to join the American University Career Center and the Kogod Office of Career Engagement at the Internationa...
03/25/2019

Don't forget to join the American University Career Center and the Kogod Office of Career Engagement at the International Student & Employer Meet-up this Wednesday, March 27 from 2-2:45PM in Bender Arena Mezzanine!

There are employers especially seeking qualified international students and the list of these employers is available in the Job and Internship Fair app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/career-fair-plus/id1119153393?ls=1&mt=8.

Remember to register in Handshake!

Read the inspiration story of Master's international student, Yilret, and his return to the sport he loves, basketball!h...
03/20/2019
Benched for 4 years due to heart misdiagnosis, 24-year-old gets second chance at American

Read the inspiration story of Master's international student, Yilret, and his return to the sport he loves, basketball!

https://wjla.com/sports/rising-stars/once-an-eagle-always-an-eagle

Think about doctors taking away your favorite sport. You can't play anymore. You're done. But then years later, you're allowed to compete in that sport again. Welcome to the world of Yilret Yiljep, also known as "YY. " Yiljep was diagnosed with a heart condition -idiopathic cardiomyopathy - midway t...

Interested in ways to improve your health and to power you through the second half of the semester? Look through some ha...
03/18/2019

Interested in ways to improve your health and to power you through the second half of the semester? Look through some handy tips shared by American Univ Health Promotion & Advocacy Center and Student Health Center!

Welcome back from spring break Eagles! Are you ready to power through the second half of the semester? Here are a few hacks for staying well throughout the rest of the semester. You don’t have to try all these ideas at once; choose one and see how it makes you feel! Then join us on April 3rd for Dorm Dish, an event where we’ll break down meal hacks for healthy and affordable eating in the residence halls.

Last call for volunteers for the 2019 Spring Cultural Festival! Please consider signing up as ISSS would love to have re...
03/14/2019

Last call for volunteers for the 2019 Spring Cultural Festival! Please consider signing up as ISSS would love to have representation from all regions of the world!

The deadline to sign-up is this Sunday, March 17. Use the following link to access the sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/x03r6aBQRDBjbTeB2.

Calling all international students! Are you looking for internships or full-time jobs after graduation? Do you want to e...
03/13/2019

Calling all international students! Are you looking for internships or full-time jobs after graduation? Do you want to expand your network and learn more about your field of interest?

Then join the American University Career Center, Kogod Office of Career Engagement, and ISSS at the International Student & Employer Meet-up on March 27 from 2-2:45PM in Bender Arena Mezzanine! Register in Handshake.

Happy Spring Break, everyone! While it’s break, it’s also mid-semester, that means mid-term exams are coming up! AU’s ne...
03/11/2019

Happy Spring Break, everyone! While it’s break, it’s also mid-semester, that means mid-term exams are coming up! AU’s new Academic Success Team @au_asac is providing drop-I’m academic coaching for all undergrad and graduate students! Take advantage of this opportunity!

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