Orientation

Students

We provide information on how to best transition to the U.S. and the BU community to new degree and non-degree students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. These mandatory sessions feature an introduction to ISSO services and include critical visa and immigration information, as well as important tips on cultural adjustment, employment in the US, the American classroom, and health.

Graduate

Fall 2018 ISSO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION 
will be held on:

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
11:00 am or 2:00 pm or 4:00pm 
(these sessions are identical – please register  for only one session)
Alumni Auditorium, School of Law 
765 Commonwealth Ave
Directions

During this orientation session, advising staff from the International Students & Scholars Office will provide an overview of topics including Cultural Adjustment, Immigration and Employment.

Undergraduate

ISSO’s International Student Advising team participates in Boston University Orientation to offer a program tailored for international students.

  • If you are an international freshman or transfer student, please register directly through the Orientation office:

Fall 2018 ISSO INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM
will be held on:

Friday afternoon, August 31, 2018
George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall
775 Commonwealth Ave, 2nd floor

  • If you are a MET International undergraduate student or an Exchange (XRG) student, please to register through the Orientation office

The Boston University Orientation program will include information related to immigration and campus support services for short-term programs. You are not required to attend the International Student Program for degree students.

New J-1 Scholar Check-in and Orientation

New J Exchange Visitors in the Professor, Research Scholar, Short-Term Scholar, Student Intern and Specialist categories should plan to attend the New J-1 Check-in and Orientation. This session is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. No registration is required.