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International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO)

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

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  • You can be who you want to be at UMass Lowell. You can work on the things you want to change or improve.

    As President of the UMass Lowell Chinese Students and Scholars Association, finance major Anna Jiang stays connected to her culture — while sharing it with others.

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

ISSO advises over 2,000 international students and scholars who hail from over 60 countries. We assist with cultural adjustment as well as immigration and academic compliance. ISSO works closely with campus-wide offices to ensure the best experience for international students and scholars, including Career Services & Corporate Education Center, Human Resources, Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Pathway partners, Study Abroad and Student Affairs. Read more about the International Students & Scholars Office.