News and Announcements

November 2021

ISO CLOSED – November 25-26, 2021 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
November 22, 2021

The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The ISO will re-open for walk-ins on […]

MIT Remote Appointment Guidance For Spring 2022
November 19, 2021

The Office of the Vice Chancellor announced that MIT guidance on in-person learning and remote appointments for Fall 2021 will continue for the Spring 2022 semester.  Students are expected to […]

ISO CLOSED – November 11, 2021 in observance of Veterans Day
November 10, 2021

The ISO, and most MIT offices, will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. ISO staff will respond to emails as soon as possible […]

USDOS Issues Final Rule Updating NAFTA with USMCA; Visa Classifications Remain Unchanged
November 9, 2021

On November 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of State announced a final rule that replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), effective […]

USDHS Announces Fully Vaccinated Travelers Permitted to Enter U.S. at Land and Ferry Border Crossings, Effective November 8, 2021
November 3, 2021

On October 29, 2021 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that travelers providing documentation confirming they are fully vaccinated for COVID will be able to enter the U.S. for […]

2021 – 2022 International Student Statistics are now Available!
November 2, 2021

Below are the General Statistics for the International Student body for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please click here for more comprehensive statistics.  Student Body Composition Degree Level International   US Citizen   US Perm […]

October 2021

Presidential Proclamation Lifts Travel Bans and Establishes Vaccine/Testing Requirements For Air Travel to U.S., Effective November 8
October 29, 2021

UPDATE 12/03/2021: U.S. Updates Travel Requirements – Negative COVID-19 Test within 1 Day of Travel to U.S., effective December 6, 2021; vaccination requirements remain unchanged from Presidential Proclamation effective November […]

U.S.-Canada-Mexico “Non-Essential” Travel Restrictions Extended to 01/21/2022
October 21, 2021

UPDATED 10/21/2021: USDHS/USCBP has posted to the Federal Register that the Non-Essential travel restriction at land ports of entry between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico has been extended for an […]

U.S. to Allow Fully Vaccinated Travelers to Enter from Canada and Mexico via Land Border and Ferry Ports of Entry
October 14, 2021

On October 12, 2021, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security announced that, beginning in November 2021, non-essential travelers (for example, tourists, friends and family visitors) who have been fully vaccinated […]

Higher Education Associations Request White House/CDC Flexibility on Travel Policy for International Students and Scholars
October 14, 2021

On October 14, 2021, the American Council on Education (ACE), along with a number of higher education associations, wrote a letter to the White House Coordinator of COVID-19 Response and […]