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December 17, 2014

ISO Holiday Open House through Dec. 19

The annual International Students Office Holiday Open house has begun and will continue through December 19th. There will be cider and cookies to spread holiday cheer! Please come and visit E39-278 any time. Have some fun with the people at the ISO and enjoy some goodies! Photo by esimpraim.

October 16, 2014

International Students Office moving on Oct. 21!

The MIT International Students Office will  relocate to the second floor of Building E39, in Kendall Square on the corner of Main and Hayward streets.  To accommodate the move, the ISO will be closed on Tuesday, October 21st and the morning of Wednesday, October 22nd.  Limited services will be available on Monday and Wednesday, with normal services scheduled to resume on Thursday, October 23rd (regular hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm).  ISO’s last day in its current location, MIT Room 5-133, is Monday, October 20th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  If you need to reach ISO for any urgent assistance during the move, please call (617) 253-3795 or email iso-help@mit.edu.  All future mail should be sent to: MIT International Students Office, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E39-278, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

January 27, 2014


IAP Sessions for International Students Jan. 27-30

The International Students Office is sponsoring three events this IAP regarding international students and employment.

Employment Regulations for F-1 Students on Monday, January 27, 12-1:30 pm, Room 5-135. This seminar, presented by International Student Advisor Janka Moss, will focus on both on and off campus work and employment for practical training allowed by current immigration regulations for F-1 visa holders.

J-1 Student Visa Workshop on Wednesday, January 29, 12-1:30pm, Room 5-134. This workshop, presented by International Student Advisor Aurora Brulé, will focus on employment regulations for MIT degree students only, medical insurance, and the two-year home residency requirement for J-1 students as established by the United States Department of State through the Exchange Visitor Program.

Working After Graduation: Immigration Concerns on Thursday, January 30, 12-1:30, Room 10-250. This seminar, presented by Attorney-at-Law Elizabeth A. Goss, will focus on rules regulating employment opportunities after graduation for international graduates. photo by pmecologic

October 28, 2013

International students are invited to Halloween Tea on Oct 31

International students are invited to celebrate Halloween with a special gathering on Thursday, October 31st, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the (haunted) International Student Office. There will be Halloween treats and goodies. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

August 8, 2013

Congratulations to the International Students Office!

The International Students Office (ISO), part of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE) was selected to receive a 2013 MIT Infinite Mile Award.  These awards recognize exceptional individual employees or teams of employees who have made extraordinary contributions within their own departments, labs, and centers and have provided exemplary service and substantial contributions in helping the Institute carry out its mission.  The ISO staff being recognized includes Maria Brennan (Assistant Director), Antoinette Browne (Administrative Assistant), Aurora Brule (International Student Advisor), Emily Cheng (Technical Support Specialist), Carlene Green-Paul (Administrative Assistant), Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook (Director), Sylvia Hiestand (International Student Advisor), Janka Moss (International Student Advisor), Mayoka Takamori (Advisor for Visiting Students), and Joycelyn Thompson (Administrative Assistant).  International students depend on the ISO for orientation, help with visa issues, work permission, documents for travel or family members, and just to talk about the important things in their lives.  ISO staff always make themselves available to provide caring and specialized personal support, advising and mentoring to international students — in fact, they find it the most rewarding part of their job.  Congratulations to the ISO for a job extraordinarily well done! Read more

December 7, 2011

ISO Holiday Open House

Come and take a break with the International Student Organization from 9am to 4pm, December 7th through December 23rd in 5-133.  Enjoy holiday treats, hot apple cider, and warm camaraderie made possible by the Kailath International Student Fund.