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International Programs & Services

UMass Lowell’s array of programs and services helps international students to discover new ways to connect, learn, grow and succeed.

Navigating through the maze of resources can be challenging and knowing where to start is a common question, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the landscape or university culture. The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) helps to guide you through these and other common situations while also helping you ‘find your place’ on campus, both virtually and in-person.

OMA can provide:

  • a safe place to process experiences, situations, or events
  • support to work through common communication gaps or misinterpretations
  • help on navigating the university system in culturally relevant ways
  • ways to strengthen personal success and connections to important resources on and off campus
  • culturally relevant strategies to address discrimination, racism, and bias incidents
  • community building opportunities

Upcoming Events

In the tabs below you'll find some of our Upcoming Events. For more information please contact us.

Summer 2021 weekly event calendar coming soon!

OMA Student Success Summit
This Success Summit is a mandatory 3-day orientation for new international students alongside other first-year students happening August 24-26, 2021. Sign up online for the Student Success Summit.

International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) is November 15-19, 2021. Events to be announced soon! Email: if you would like to host an event as part of IEW.

Programs will be both virtual and in-person for Fall 2021

  • New International Student Orientation
  • New International Student Welcome Guide
  • New International Student Resource Series
    • Culture Shock Talks on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. virtually on September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, and October 16
    • English Conversation Group on Fridays from 10-11 a.m. virtually on September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9, and October 16
  • Pair Up Program: a partnership program that pairs international students with domestic students in bridging culture and enhancing community through an interactive learning process.
  • International Education Week
  • Community Building Events
  • Campus Recreation Center Trips
  • Winter Clothing Drive (postponed until 2021)
  • Holiday celebrations (Pumpkin Carving, Holi, Chinese New Year and more)
  • OMA Senior Send Off (spring semester)

Resources for International Students

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

Off Campus

On Campus