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.

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Upcoming Events

Understanding the US Job Market: Offer Letters, Noncompetes and NDA: What Do They Really Mean?
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:30pm-4:45pm, 2-142

For those new to the US job market, legal frameworks (beyond immigration) can be complex.  Please join this workshop with Lou Rodriques and John Akula, Senior Lecturers in Law at MIT Sloan to learn more about components of what new employees should be aware of as they join companies.  This workshop will not be addressing immigration/visa issues.  Students can register for this workshop via CareerBridge, here.  

Navigating MIT Series
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Culture Shock, 5:00pm-6:30pm, E19-202 (dinner provided, RSVP requested)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Dating Workshop (Understanding Relationships), 12:30pm-2:00pm, E19-202 (lunch provided, RSVP requested)
In a series of events throughout the Fall semester, open to all MIT international students, join us for facilitated discussions on topics related to adjustment to MIT and the U.S.  Food is provided at each event.  A full schedule for the Fall term available here.  Please RSVP here for each event you plan to attend. 

Canadian Thanksgiving at the ISO
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 2:00pm-3:30pm, E18-219 ISO Office
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving at the ISO, enjoying traditional Canadian snacks.  Co-sponsored by the MIT Canadians Club and the ISO.  Open to the MIT Community. 

Imposter Syndrome - A Discussion with Dr. Valerie Young
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 10-250
Come learn from international expert and author, Dr. Valerie Young, about Why Capable Graduate Students Suffer from 'The Imposter Syndrome' and How to Thrive in Spite of It.  Co-Sponsored by MIT Career Advising & Professional Development, Office of the Vice Chancellor, Division of Student Life, Office of Graduate Education, MindHandHeart, MIT Alumni Association, and MIT Graduate Student Council.