Welcome to the International Students Office (ISO) at MIT. The ISO serves all incoming and currently enrolled international students at the Institute. The ISO assists students in maintaining their legal status in the United States, provides support for their dependents, and promotes interaction with and integration into the MIT community at large.

Major Immigration Alerts and Updates

Upcoming Events

ISO Commencement Day Celebration
Friday, June 8, 1:00pm-3:00pm, ISO, E18-219
Graduates, and their families and friends, are welcome to stop by the ISO and join us for cake to celebrate Commencement! Wishing everyone a wonderful end of the spring term and best wishes for all of the fresh endeavors to be started by our new Alumni!

Travel Reminder:  Make sure you have a proper travel validation signature on your visa document
Summer Reminder
Students traveling outside the US and returning to continue their program of study at MIT must be sure to have a valid travel signature on their Form I-20 (F visa holders) or Form DS-2019 (J visa holder) within 12 months of the planned date of return to the US (within 6 months for travel to Canada, Mexico, and many Caribbean Islands). 
Also, check that your entry visa in your passport, issued by the US Embassy/Consulate abroad, will be valid for your return or if you will need to apply for a new visa while abroad.  Please consult the ISO "Entering US Borders" webpage for more details --