UMass Lowell is enriched by the unique perspectives, cultures and native languages of our international students, scholars and employees who come from more than 60 countries.
Since 2008, the international student population has doubled. The ISSO assists an average of 1,000 students and scholars annually with cultural adjustment, academic and immigration related concerns.
The ISSO is staffed with experienced advisors who have a cumulative total of 45+ years serving the international population in academic environments.
The ISSO works closely with offices across campus, including Career Services & Cooperative Education Center, Human Resources, graduate and undergraduate admissions, International Experience and Study Abroad, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, to ensure the best experience for international students and scholars.