Office of International Students and Scholars
WELCOME TO OISS
The OISS provides advice, programs, and services to almost 2,800 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
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thinking of working off campus this summer or after graduation?
F-1 students will need to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT). For more information including new OISS videos visit our Current Students page and click on "Career and Employment". OPT can take 3-4 months to be approved so plan ahead!
Required OPT employer and address reporting
All students on Post Completion OPT are required to report their employer and any address changes within 10 days of the change. Please visit the OPT address update page for more information and to complete the online form.
Review all of the latest updates on the current Travel Ban and a new policy regarding the accumulation of "unlawful presence" for F and J visa holders.
ADVISING WALK-IN HOURS
Please read our walk-in hours policy. During 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
(Behind Lyons and Stokes)
72 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467