Office of International Students and Scholars
of boston college
Welcome to the Office of International Students and Scholars website! You will find valuable information regarding current immigration regulations, intercultural programming, and current news and events throughout our website. If you have any questions or comments please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Students & Scholars Statistics
Read our statistics for the 2013-2014 academic year and see what countries are represented at Boston College.
OPT Status Update
Graduated, currently on OPT? Please fill out the online form to update our office regarding your employment.
The powerpoint presentations from the February 2013 off-campus work presentations are available here
Kaleidoscope- International Journal
OISS News and Events
NEW Advising Walk-in Hours
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Advising walk-in hours: M & W 2-4pm;
T, Th & F 10am-12pm
In the News
Based on our current statistics, check out recent news articles showcasing the ever-increasing numbers of our international population at BC!
Read our latest newsletter!
Update Your Address In Agora Portal
Report your current local address to the Office of International Students and Scholars upon arrival to Boston College and any change of address in Agora Portal within 10 days of the change. Please follow these instructions when updating your address.
The OISS International Student Handbook is a great resource for new international students. It contains valuable information that will help you to better adjust to life in Boston and Boston College. The handbook contains such topics as finding an apartment, opening a bank account, buying health insurance and getting a Massachusetts ID as well as how to get involved at Boston College and places to go in the city. The handbook also contains articles about culture shock and cultural adjustment which you may experience as you are getting accustomed to living and studying in the U.S. We hope you will find it helpful.