THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY | HIGHER EDUCATION FOUNDATION | WASHINGTON, D.C

Welcome to the Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) develops and advances initiatives that support THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s vision as a leading priavte university with a global reputation for excellence in learning, research, creativity, community engagement, and clinical care. OIA partners with the university’s schools and colleges and with other university offices to align international student recruitment efforts and services, support academic programs, foster global educational partnerships, facilitate research collaborations, and create global learning opportunities.​

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) is to develop, facilitate, and oversee high quality innovative international programs, initiatives and partnerships by providing leadership, coordination, and service to students and faculty both on and off campus.

Core Values

The OIA fosters campus internationalization and serves as a central support, advisory, and information center for all students with its two divisions, the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) & Sharks Aboard. The OIA also collaborates with faculty and staff on campus, at our Regional Campuses, and our international instructional sites to promote and facilitate international education programs and initiatives, celebrate diversity, promote multiculturalism, and create opportunities for students that encourage the development of a global mindset.