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 CLOSED - Veteran's Day Holiday
Monday, November 11, 2019
The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of the Veteran's Day Holiday.  The ISO will re-open on Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00am.

ISO Travel Signature Days
Thursday, November 14 and Friday, December 6 -- 10:00am-3:00pm, E19-202
If you will plan to travel over the Thanksgiving or Winter Break/IAP periods, you can stop in to one of the ISO Travel Signature Days and get your travel validation signature while you wait.  Students can also choose to drop off their Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 to the ISO at any time and pick up the documents two business days later. 

Navigating MIT Series
Friday, November 15 - "The Imposter Phenomenon" - 12:00pm-1:00pm, E19-202
Tuesday, November 19 - "Friendship & Dating in the US" - 5:00pm-6:30pm, E19-202

Being new to the U.S. as well as to MIT, this series of events will serve to assist in learning skills for settling in to a new environment.   For additional information about the individual sessions, and to Register/RSVP to attend the session, please click here

Afternoon Breaks
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month -- from 4:00pm-5:00pm in E19-202
Next Break is Wednesday, November 13

Come join us for some time to socialize and connect with fellow internationals in the MIT Community.  Stop by for some tea, coffee, snacks, and a chance to meet someone new.  Co-Sponsored by the ISO,  the MIT Postdoc Association (PDA), and MindHandHeart. 

Language Lunches
Friday, November 22
Wednesday, December 4

Join members of the MIT Community to meet new friends and enjoy some food at various language tables to practice a new language or help share/teach about your native language.  Sponsored by the MIT Language Conversation Exchange and co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education (OGE), Institute Community & Equity Office (ICEO), and the ISO.