PRE ARRIVAL COMMUNICATION FOR NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS FSA Breakfast, December 2, 2011 Georgetown University Senem BakarAssociate Director for Exchange Visitors & Student Services
ISSS MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is toadvance American Universitys commitment to building a global communityby orienting, advising, and advocating for international students andensuring compliance with federal regulations governing internationaleducational exchange.
The Office Set Uphttp://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/Meet-the-Staff.cfm • First Form of Pre-arrival Communication • Pre-arrival Guide with immigration documents (Associate Director for Exchange Visitors & Services & Immigration System Coordinator + Part Time Students) • Second Form of Pre-arrival Communication • Personalized emails from deposit deadline till orientation (Associate Director for Intercultural Programs & International Student Advisor + Part Time Students ) • Availability of Ongoing Front Desk and Personal Advising & Web Resources
Pre-Arrival Guide for International Studentshttp://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/upload/ISSS-Pre-Arrival-Guide.pdf SEVIS Fee payment Activating AU Portal Account Pre-registration for courses Registration for orientation Health Insurance and Immunization Information Financial Preparation and banking Housing Travel information Reporting to ISSS Other resources ISSS Contact Information Pre-Arrival Checklist
Email CommunicationTailored for student groups as: Freshman http://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/orientation-january-freshmen.cfm Transfer http://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/trfjanorientation.cfm Graduate http://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/Graduate-Spring-Orientation.cfm
FRESHMANWelcome (orientation registration, Kansas test, family orientation, AU portal, on campus housing)http://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/orientation.cfmHousingClass RegistrationImmunizationOrientation Registration Reminder Undergraduate registration.pptxCommunity Text Community Text.pptxTuition payments, early move in, health insuranceFinal Prep (Orientation dates and Activities, the Kansas Test, ISSS welcome social,Transportation from the airport, and Arrival on Campus)
TRANSFERWelcome (orientation, transfer transition, AU portal, Kansas test)HousingCourse registration-facebook-ImmunizationFinal Prep I(Wireless, Cell phones, Employment, Orientation dates, ISSSlistserve) Final Prep II (Orientation dates and Activities, Kansas test, ISSS Ice creamsocial, Transportation the airport, and Arrival on Campus)
GRADUATEWelcome (orientation information, Kansas test)Grad email.pptxhttp://www.american.edu/ocl/isss/International-Graduate-Student-Orientation-Registration.cfmHousingImmunizationEmployment & TransportationTuitionRegistration ReminderFinal Prep (Transportation, Wireless Connections at AU, Ice Cream Social, Orientation dates and activitiesand the ISSS Email List)
Questions? Intl Student & Scholar Services (202) 885-3350 Fax: (202) 885-3354 firstname.lastname@example.org Butler Pavilion, Room 410 Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.ISSS advisors are available at the front desk for walk-in appointments.