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

Welcome to the International Students & Scholars Office

The mission of the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) is to support international students and scholars from around the globe in achieving their academic, professional and career objectives at UMass Lowell. The ISSO assists with navigating the complex, ever-changing sphere of student and scholar immigration regulations from their pre-arrival stages throughout the entire post-completion phases of their academic and research programs.

The ISSO also partners with administrative and academic departments to:

  • maintain institutional compliance with federal immigration regulations
  • foster international student success
  • enhance the University’s global engagement and collaborative research efforts
  • create a welcoming, inclusive environment on campus and in the community

Meet Our Students

UMass Lowell graduate student Moiz Khan standing against desk
Moiz Khan '18
Business Analytics

Already on track for a successful marketing career in Pakistan, Moiz Khan has shifted gears to pursue a master’s in business analytics from the Manning School of Business.

You’re thrown into deep water and expected to swim — with instructions and guidance. This is one thing I really love because this is how you tend to learn the most.
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