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

MIT Medical Resources on Coronavirus
MIT Medical has a dedicated webpage on resources and links for guidance on Coronavirus, including a helpful FAQ.  Continued updates are available at http://mit.edu/covid19/

ISO Updates for Spring/Summer 2020 / COVID-19 Response
An outline of impact on international students of MIT changes in course delivery for Spring 2020 Semester, and beyond, including impact on visa status and access to ISO resources and staff will be provided through regular updates from the ISO.  Please consult the "ISO Updates-Spring/Summer 2020".   This webpage will be updated regularly, so please check back often. 

ISO Office Hours
As of Friday, March 20, the ISO will operate virtually (no staff physically in the office) until further notice in line with MIT’s COVID-19 response.
All ISO Services will continue in a remote format and include: 
*Students can speak with their ISO Advisor by email, phone, or by scheduling a WebEx / Zoom appointment (request via email).
*ISO will continue to process visa document and letter requests submitted through iMIT.  Students will receive an email once their document is generated and can be mailed directly to the student.
*There will be no ISO events, including Employment Information Sessions, offered for the foreseeable future.  The F-1 Employment Information Session presentation slides are available by link on the ISO “Employment” webpage.
*Staff are receiving a large volume of emails.  If you do not receive a response to your inquiry within 5 business days, please call the ISO (617-253-3795) to speak with an ISO Staff member or have a message forwarded to your ISO Advisor

ISO Virtual Forum: Visas and Travel
Friday, June 26 - 11:00am-12:00noon EDT
A brief presentation for MIT international students regarding current updates on visa processing and travel/entry restrictions to the U.S. The presentation will address presubmitted questions. Additional questions may be addressed if time allows.
*Virtual Forum Presentation Slides (PDF)