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

How To Pronounce Chinese Names - presented by the MIT CSSA
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, E19-202
Would you like to know how to properly pronounce the names of your fellow classmates or your students? Get an opportunity to practice at this IAP workshop led by several students from the MIT CSSA (Chinese Students and Scholars Association).  Open to the MIT Community. Please register by Tuesday, January 16 so we know how much food to order. 

Table Etiquette Around the World
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 2 pm to 3:30 pm, E18-215
Have you ever been intrigued by different cultural customs during mealtime?  Have you ever felt uncomfortable while eating in another culture and are curious to learn how to avoid embarassment?  Join us this IAP for an interactive experience, presented by your fellow students and the ISO staff.

Post-Graduation Immigration Options - Presentation by Immigration Law Firm Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm, 26-100
Are you planning to pursue an internship or training after graduation that may require time beyond your student Optional Practical Training or Academic Training?  Planning to launch a startup?  We invite you to attend a presentation from Iandoli Desai & Cronin, an immigration law firm in Boston, to learn about the various visa options and pathways that may be available to pursue these activities. 

International Community Coffee Hour
Friday, February 2, 2018, 10 am to 11 am, E18-215
Come meet fellow international students and learn about the resources available to you while enjoying breakfast.