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International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation covers important immigration, employment, and cross cultural sessions, as well as academic information specifically of interest to all international students beginning at American University. This program will give you the chance to learn important information for your studies, as well as to meet your new classmates. Families are encouraged to attend orientation with their new students.

Mark Your Calendars:

January 5, 2022
9:00 - 10:30AM
Virtual Mandatory Immigration Session for Degree-seeking Students (except WCL)

January 6, 2022
9:00 - 10: 30AM
Virtual Mandatory AU Partners Session for Degree-Seeking Students:
Academic Integrity, Counseling Services & Healthcare Services for Students

10:00 - 11:30AM 
Virtual Mandatory Immigration Session for IAP Students

January 7, 2022
10:00 - 11:00AM
Virtual Mandatory Immigration Session for Washington Semester and Abroad at AU Students

10:15 - 11:30AM
In-person Immigration Session for WCL Students

Detailed information about Spring 2022 Orientation and Zoom links will be sent out in early December.   

Before You Arrive

  1. Request immigration documents and pay SEVIS fee
  2. Apply for your new F-1 or J-1 Visa
  3. Activate your AU email account and check it regularly
  4. Take the Math Placement & Register for Classes
  5. Health Insurance & Immunizations
  6. Prepare your Finances: Pay AU tuition & find banks in Washington, DC
  7. Get your On-Campus Housing. See the First Year Housing Guide provided by Housing & Dining
  8. Prepare for Travel
  9. Complete Immigration Registration e-forms in iEagle
  1. Request immigration documents and pay SEVIS fee
  2. Apply for your new F-1 or J-1 Visa
  3. Activate your AU email account and check it regularly
  4. Contact your Academic Advisor & Register for Classes
  5. Contact your school for departmental orientation
  6. Health Insurance & Immunizations
  7. Prepare your Finances: Pay AU tuition & find banks in Washington, DC
  8. Secure Off-Campus Housing (On-Campus Housing is only available to undergraduate students)
  9. Prepare for Travel
  10. Complete Immigration Registration e-forms in iEagle
  1. Request your American University I-20
  2. Submit a completed Transfer-in e-form via iEagle located under the New Student menu after you log in. 
  3. Activate your AU email account and check it regularly
  4. Take the Math Placement & Register for Classes
  5. Health Insurance & Immunizations
  6. Prepare your Finances: Pay AU tuition & find banks in Washington, DC
  7. Plan for Housing
  8. Prepare for Travel
  9. Complete Immigration Registration e-forms in iEagle

Spring 2022

January 5, 6, and 7, 2022

Detailed information is provided under the "Mark Your Calendars" section on this page. 

Helpful Resources

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