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International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO)

The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) is dedicated to the university's commitment to global engagement and inclusion.

Meet Our Students

  • In the classroom, people are from all around the world and you’re so amazed, you’re so inspired, because everyone has a different perspective.

    It’s a small world: Mehmet Yavuz came to campus from Turkey because he read an article written by a UMass Lowell professor in peace and conflict studies.

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The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) is dedicated to the university's commitment to global engagement and inclusion.

ISSO advises over 2,000 international students and scholars who hail from over 60 countries. We assist with cultural adjustment as well as immigration and academic compliance. ISSO works closely with campus-wide offices to ensure the best experience for international students and scholars, including Career Services & Corporate Education Center, Human Resources, Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Pathway partners, Study Abroad and Student Affairs. Read more about the International Students & Scholars Office.