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Welcome

Welcome to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)! The OISS provides advice, programs, and services to more than 2,200 international students (undergraduate, graduate, and exchange), faculty and research scholars from over 90 countries. You will find valuable information regarding current immigration regulations, programming, and current news and events throughout our website. Read our statistics for the 2015-2016 academic year and see what countries are represented at Boston College.

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! Viist our employment page for more information.

Employment Workshop Series

The next presentation will be Interviewing in the U.S. for International Students, presented by the BC Career Center.  Tuesday March 22nd, Cushing Hall 311. RSVP REQUIRED through Eagle Link.  All presentations are saved on the OISS employment page.

Taxes
For those of you who need to file taxes, they are due on April 15th. All international students must file form 8843 by June 15th. Visit the OISS tax information page for more information.

 

Thea Bowman House
Thea Bowman House
(Behind Lyons and Stokes)
72 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
617-552-8005
bcis@bc.edu
Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM

Advising Walk-in Hours

During walk-in times you can speak to an advisor on-call on a first come, first serve basis.  Appointments with advisors can also be made by calling 617 552 8005.  Please read our walk-in hours policy found in the section Contact Us.

Monday

2pm-4pm

Tuesday

10am-12pm

Wednesday

2pm-4pm

Thursday

10am-12pm

Friday

10am-12pm

 

Quick links

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

OISS Forms: Find OISS application forms here

Local Address Update: You must notify the OISS of any change of address with in 10 days of the change to do this simply update your local address in Agora