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For Students

The Office of Study Abroad and International Experiences is responsible for coordinating study abroad opportunities on campus.

General inquiries - 
Director, Fern MacKinnon
Asst. Director, Emily Zeitsev
Program Assistant, Kate Murphy

The office is located at:
UMass Lowell
University Crossing, Suite 370
220 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone - 978-934-4660

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

Maria Conley, Executive Director

The ISSO is responsible for:

  • All paperwork and logistics necessary for international faculty and student exchanges/visits;
  • Advising current and potential students on compliance with academic and immigration regulations;
  • Providing assistance with work authorization information and processing;
  • Facilitating the social security application process, advising on tax treaty benefits, and other processes of that nature; and
  • Offering cultural adjustment assistance to students.

For Faculty & Partner Institutions

Mary RobbinsSpecial Assistant to the Provost for International Affairs

Responsible for:

  • Coordinating international initiatives for the University;
  • Working with faculty to develop budgets for international courses;
  • Presenting proposals for international initiatives to the Provost;
  • Developing Memoranda of Understanding; and
  • Coordinating the Provost’s international travel.