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International Student & Scholar Center


The International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) is operating online only during our normal business hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm. All services and communication will be provided through email, mail, phone, and video chat. All general inquiries should be directed to or 508.910.6633. We will not be offering any in-person appointments until further notice.
  • We are happy to arrange advising meetings via Skype or Zoom at your request - email us and include your availability.
  • All business processes through ISSC are available on the ISSC website

We, like the rest of the world, are facing unprecedented challenges and we will get through this together.

Any international student who plans to exit the U.S. due to the COVID-19 must complete this eform:

-- Travel Request for COVID-19 --


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The International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC)

  • provides support for visas as well as required documentation for international students and scholars while in the United States. We do not provide legal advice. If you wish, we can provide a list of legal services you can pursue.
  • provides general advice and assistance with campus life and personal needs. 
  • offers workshops on employment and other subjects of interest.
  • co-sponsors cultural events with other organizations on campus.

Early Arrival Move-In Dates

  • Dates have not yet been determined.  Please check back at a date closer to orientation.  We will update as soon as we know.

Visit and keep in touch

New international students and scholars must check-in at the ISSC as soon as possible after their arrival on campus.  Returning students must check-in at the beginning of every semester.

We look forward to your visit and getting to know you.

More information

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Check the UMassD university calendar.

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