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Tea Around the World

For International Education Week we will host an afternoon tea! Learn how tea is served and celebrated in different countries.
Posted November 21, 2014

ISSO Fall Workshop Series

The ISSO will offer a variety of workshops throughout the semester focusing on the F-1 OPT application process, Academic Success, Interviewing in the U.S., and more. View our site for the complete list and more details on the Fall 2014 workshops.

Updated September 22 , 2014


New International Student Initial Check-in & Semester Verification

All new international students must reserve a time to check-in at the ISSO. Continuing international students in F-1 immigration status must complete Semester Verification.

Posted August 13, 2014


New International Student Orientations

Undergraduate Students
Boston University Orientation - Session 8

Saturday, August 30th

Graduate Student Orientation

Monday, September 1st 
These mandatory sessions include vital visa and immigration information as well as important tips regarding cultural adjustment, health and the American classroom.
Posted August 13, 2014

F-1 Optional Practical Training, Transitions and J-1 Academic Training Workshops

The ISSO will offer workshops on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month throughout the year focusing on the F-1 OPT application process. We will also offer a new OPT Transitions Workshop as well as an AT workshop. View our site for the complete list for full details on the Spring 2014 workshops.

Updated February 18 , 2014




Interviewing in the USA: A Career Workshop

On October 18th, we will offer a workshop that will focus on interviewing techniques and answering the tough questions you might encounter when applying for a job in the USA.
Posted October 8, 2013

Immigration Sponsorship Options After OPT

Come hear the ISSO and a prominent Boston immigration attorney on November 21st discuss immigration options after your OPT or AT has ended. 

Updated October 8, 2013



USCBP Transitions from paper I-94 cards to electronic I-94 records

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) will start automating the Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline USCBP entry and exit processing.

Posted April 30, 2013


Frequently Asked Questions for New International Students
Welcome new international students! View this page to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Posted July 16, 2012

Are You "Safe, Settled and Healthy"?
Posted April 17, 2012



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