For Students

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


Office Location

UMass Lowell
Graduate and Professional Studies Center, Suite 150
839 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone - 978-934-4660

Social Media

  • Instagram:@studyabroaduml
  • Facebook: @StudyAbroadAtUMassLowell
  • Twitter: @StudyAbroadUML

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

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

For questions relating to:

  • Coordinating international initiatives for the University
  • Presenting proposals for international initiatives to the Provost
  • Developing Memoranda of Understanding

Contact Ela Kijowska, Associate Director, International Student Services, 978-934-3691