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

Social Security Number Applications accepted On-Campus
Wednesday, September 26, 10:00am-2:30pm, E19-202
Social Security Administration will be at MIT to accept applications for US Social Security Numbers for those international students who are working on campus and do not yet have an SSN. Please consult the ISO email for instructions on documents needed to apply. Reminder you need to bring your original visa documents and a set of photocopies to submit with your application. Students who are unable to attend these sessions may apply in-person at the SSA Office in Cambridge. See the ISO website for guidance.

Mayor of Boston Welcomes International Students
Boston Mayor Martin (Marty) Walsh sends a welcome letter to all international students to the Boston area, and highlights a new guide to help explore Boston on the #MeetBoston Challenge website