Foreign Nationals in the US

For individuals entering the United States to work or study at Boston University, there are many issues to consider. From making the transition to living in a new country, to understanding the different types of visa status, it can be complicated.

The primary source of support and information is the University’s International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO). ISSO endeavors to enhance the international character of Boston University by providing essential services and support to students, faculty, and staff. In an effort to ensure student, scholar, and institutional compliance with federal regulations, ISSO provides professional expertise on immigration and employment issues. As advocates for international exchange, ISSO promotes the academic, professional, and personal growth of this diverse community while cultivating an appreciation of its many contributions.

The ISSO website contains information on cross-cultural communication, visas and other immigration classifications, tax information, travel tips, and other useful resources.