International Student & Scholar Services

A Home Away from Home

ISSS Virtual Advising

ISSS is not open for in-person advising in the Fall 2022 semester. Please review the below options for virtual advising.

Virtual appointments with ISSS Advisors are suspended from August 15 through September 30. Students may only schedule a Document Pick-up appointment through

International students and scholars can contact ISSS by email at or by phone at (202) 885-3350 from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.

COVID-19 Resources

Personal Safety Information

Review our Personal Safety Tips webpage to learn about recent scams, general safety advice, staying safe on the Metro, and available resources at AU and around DC.
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Incoming Students

Immigration Process

Congratulations on your decision to attend AU! ISSS is here to help you obtain your immigration documents, provide you with orientation upon arrival, and make sure you are adjusting to life in the United States.

Learn about the process

Before You Arrive

Moving to a new country is both exciting and difficult. Our pre-arrival guide is designed to help you prepare for arrival in the United States.


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Read the Pre-Arrival Guide


International Student Orientation covers important immigration, employment, and cross cultural sessions, as well as academic information specifically of interest to international students.

Attend Orientation

Current Students

Immigration Responsibilities

F-1 and J-1 students are responsible for understanding and complying with immigration law. Advisors in our office are here to help - please stop by ISSS or email us with any questions.

Know your responsibilities

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Get Involved with ISSS

Join your fellow international students and take part in ISSS events on campus!

Explore Activities

Graduating this Semester?

If you are graduating this semester, it is important you understand your options for Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students and Academic Training for J-1 students.

Learn about OPT

Learn about Academic Training

J-1 Scholars & Student Interns

AU is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to bring exchange visitors to the United States to research, teach, and intern. Learn about the J-1 Scholars & Student Intern program at AU

International students from 119 countries attend AU

This year there are 2,282 international students enrolled at AU

ISSS welcomed 850 plus international students to campus in Fall 2019