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Office of International Students and Scholars

of boston college

Welcome to the Office of International Students and Scholars!

The OISS provides advice, programs, and services to almost 2,600 international students (undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students), faculty, and research scholars from over 96 countries. Specific services include:

-- International Student Orientation

-- Immigration administration support and advising

-- International student and family support programs

-- On- and off-campus employment advising

-- Intercultural competency advising and counseling

-- Publications and resources

Local Address Update: You must notify the OISS of any change of address within 10 days of the change. To do so, simply update your local address in Agora.

OPT Employer Update Form: Please fill out the online form to update our office regarding your employment.

OISS Forms: Find OISS application forms here

News and Announcements  

Applying for OPT or CPT?

Planning to work this summer or after graduation? Optional Practical Training can take at least 90 days to be approved. Plan ahead! Vist our employment page for more information.  

Updates Regarding Executive Orders on Immigration

Review all of the latest updates on President Trump's Executive Orders on immigration.

Advising Walk-in Hours:

Please read our walk-in hours policyDuring walk-in hours you can speak to the on-call advisor on a first come, first serve basis. Appointments with advisors can also be made by calling (617) 552-8005. 











Thea Bowman House

Thea Bowman House
(Behind Lyons and Stokes)

72 College Road

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Summer Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9AM-4PM

Friday 9AM-3PM