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International Students & Scholars Office

Important ISSO Updates and Travel Reminders

  • UMass Lowell plans to return to full on-campus operations for the Fall 2021 semester. ISSO has prepared an Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to address common COVID-19 international student questions.
  • Check out our International Student & Scholar COVID-19 Travel Resources webpage to find where to go for up to date travel information, COVID-19 travel bans and more.
  • Students will be required to be fully vaccinated. Please read the COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ for further information for international students.
  • Travelling? Please report your travel to ISSO by completing the International Travel e-form. This also provides the option for student's to request a travel signature.
  • ISSO hosts advising hours every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m.! We are currently using Zoom. Please email for the Zoom room information!
  • Refer to the Immigration Updates Blog for relevant immigration updates.

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

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Ramsha Farooq '19 Electrical Engineering

Pakistan native Ramsha Farooq ’19 came all the way to UMass Lowell for her master’s degree in electrical engineering. She’s staying in the area after landing a “perfect job” as an electrical engineer at Black & Veatch in Burlington, Mass.

It’s the perfect job that I always wished for. I’m doing exactly the same type of work that I did for my graduate research project at UML.