Volume 5, Number 5

June 11 , 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.

ISSO to Move in July

We are excited to inform you that the ISSO is moving in July into a new building with our colleagues at the International Programs Office. This new location puts us much closer to other central administrative offices on the Charles River Campus and allows the Division of International Programs (comprised of the ISSO, CELOP and International Programs) to collaborate in greater proximity. Most of our contact information (telephone, facsimile, email and web addresses) will remain the same but our location and mailing address will change as explained below:

Boston University
International Students and Scholars Office
T: 617.353.3565
F: 617.358.1170

Current Address (until July 7, 2009)
19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

New Address (as of July 13, 2009)
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Please be advised that the ISSO will be closed effective Wednesday, July 8, 2009 and will open and resume providing services at our new location on Monday, July 13, 2009. If you anticipate that you will need assistance or processing with an ISSO staff member during the first few weeks of July, we strongly encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. We look forward to welcoming you and assisting you from our new location after July 13, 2009.

While all ISSO services at the Charles River Campus will be interrupted during our move, ISSO staff will keep our regular scholar services hours at the BU Medical Campus Office of Human Resources (Crosstown Center, 800 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 400) on Thursday, July 9, 2009. ISSO staff will hold scholar and administrator walk-in hours from 9:00-10:00 am and offer New J-1 Scholar Orientation from 10:30-12:00.

Your Scholar Services team,

Jeanne E. Kelley

M. Andrea Popa
Assistant Director for Scholar Services

Peter F. O’Meara
International Scholar Advisor

International Students & Scholars Office
Boston University
19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

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


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