Volume 5, Number 10

October 29, 2009

The Communiqué is an on-going series of messages to departments who sponsor international scholars at Boston University. With the Communiqué, we offer information that helps in the processing of scholar immigration-related documents and petitions. We hope you find the Communiqué a useful tool in working with the ISSO and in successfully hiring and sponsoring scholars from around the world. Past Communiqués are archived on our web site. Click here to go to the archive page.


Modified ISSO Scholar Services Schedule in November 2009

Please note that the ISSO Scholar Services team will be attending a professional conference and will be away from the office on Wednesday, November 3 and Thursday, November 4, 2009. Regrettably, this will disrupt our normal Scholar Services schedule for that week as follows:

  • ISSO Walk-In Hours on Wednesday, November 3, will be cancelled.
  • MED Campus Hours usually held on Thursdays, will be postponed to Friday, November 5.

In addition, please bear in mind that due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday on Wednesday, November 11, and the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, the ISSO will be closed on these days.

We ask that you please plan accordingly to make certain the ISSO Scholar Services Team is available to assist you.

The November 2009 ISSO Scholar Services Calendar will be as follows:

November 2009 ISSO Scholar Services Calendar
Monday
Nov 2
Tuesday
Nov 3
Wednesday
Nov 4
Thursday
Nov 5
Friday
Nov 6
11:00-12:00
New J-1 Scholar Orientation (ISSO)
9:00-10:00
I-9 Hour (ISSO)
ISSO Scholar Services Cancelled ISSO Scholar Services Cancelled 9:00-10:00 Walk-In Hour (MED HR)
10:30-12:00 New J-1 Scholar Orientation (MED HR)
Monday
Nov 9
Tuesday
Nov 10
Wednesday
Nov 11
Thursday
Nov 12
Friday
Nov 13
11:00-12:00
New J-1 Scholar Orientation (ISSO)
9:00-10:00
I-9 Hour (ISSO)
Holiday – University Closed 9:00-10:00 Walk-In Hour (MED HR)

10:30-12:00 New J-1 Scholar Orientation
(MED HR)

ISSO advising by appointment
Monday
Nov 16
Tuesday
Nov 17
Wednesday
Nov 18
Thursday
Nov 19
Friday
Nov 20
11:00-12:00
New J-1 Scholar Orientation (ISSO)
9:00-10:00
I-9 Hour
(ISSO)
2:00-5:00
ISSO Walk-In Hours
(ISSO)
9:00-10:00 Walk-In Hour (MED HR)

10:30-12:00 New J-1 Scholar Orientation (MED HR)

ISSO advising by appointment
Monday
Nov 23
Tuesday
Nov 24
Wednesday
Nov 25
Thursday
Nov 26
Friday
Nov 27
11:00-12:00
New J-1 Scholar Orientation (ISSO)
9:00-10:00
I-9 Hour (ISSO)
2:00-5:00
ISSO Walk-In Hours (ISSO)
Holiday – University Closed Holiday – University Closed
Monday
Nov 30
Scholar Services Addresses:
ISSO – 888 Commonwealth Ave, 2nd Floor (Note new address as of July 2009)
MED HR – Crosstown Center, 801 Massachusetts Ave, 4th Floor
11:00-12:00
New J-1 Scholar Orientation (ISSO)

Your Scholar Services team,

Jeanne E. Kelley
Director
jkelley@bu.edu

M. Andrea Popa
Assistant Director for Scholar Services
apopa@bu.edu

Peter F. O’Meara
International Scholar Advisor
pomeara@bu.edu

International Students & Scholars Office
Boston University
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Tel: (617) 353-3565
Fax: (617) 358-1170

www.bu.edu/isso
issosch@bu.edu


Are you a new BU department contact or new host to an international scholar? Are you a BU affiliate who wants to receive the ISSO Communiqué? To update your department’s contact information or to sign up for the ISSO Communiqué, please complete a Department Contact/Host Update Form on-line at: http://www.bu.edu/isso/administrators/contacts/index.html