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

iMIT sites/services Unavailable on January 15
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 -- All Day
iMIT sites and services will be unavailable to MIT students and staff on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 due to a series of critical upgrades and maintenance.  ISO Advisors will not have access to iMIT during this maintenance period.  The ISO is still open on January 15 during regular office hours (9:00am-10:00am and 11:30am-4:00pm). 
iMIT services will resume on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:00am Eastern US Time.

ISO CLOSED - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Monday, January 20, 2020
The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  The ISO will re-open on Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00am.

Cultural Awareness: Communicating More Effectively in a Global Community
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm, E25-111
Learn awareness of visible and invisible cultural differences that can dramatically impact communication between people of different cultures, as well as discover tips for minimizing intercultural misunderstandings.  Presented by Prof. Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education and a globally experienced senior executive and lecturer in intercultural communication.  RSVP at http://bit.ly/ISO-IAP

Working After Graduation:  Immigration Concerns
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:00pm-3:00pm, 10-250
Are you interested in learning about U.S. visa options for employment or entrepreneurship after graduation from MIT?  Come hear a presentation from representatives from Boston-based immigration law firm Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.  Presentation is open to the MIT community. 

Coaching Well-Trained Fleas
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -- 2:00pm-4:00pm, E25-111
Struggling with your limiting beliefs blocking you from being your best?  Come hear Shayla Rivera, Inspirational TEDx Speaker, Comedian, and Professor.