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All new incoming students are required by immigration law to go through an immigration session with the ISO upon arrival. Please sign up for the ISO orientation session.
Cultural Awareness/Culture Shock Presentation & Reception
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 32-141, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Strongly recommended for new international graduate students and dependents. Dr. Bernd Widdig, Director for International Activities, and Mr. Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education, will discuss the role of culture and cultural variables in our daily encounters with people from different cultures. Refreshments provided. RSVP required.
ISO Welcome Dinner and MIT Police on Campus Safety
Thursday, September 1, 2016, W20-202, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Strongly recommended for all new international graduate students and their families to attend. Buffet dinner will be served.
RSVP requested but not required.
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.
Newly Admitted Students – Congratulations on your admissions to MIT. Summer admits should click the link above to get started. Fall admits should wait until MIT expense figures are finalized in April to apply for immigration documents. Difficulty with login to iMIT, click here regarding DUO authentication.
Assigned Advisors for Students Each international student is assigned a dedicated ISO advisor by MIT program. Find your advisor here.
ISO Newsletter -- Read current and past issues of the new ISO Newsletter. For non-students, you can also subscribe to receive published copies by email.
[New] STEM OPT Page Updated The 2016 STEM OPT 24-month extension final rule is effective beginning May 10, 2016.
Tax & Immigration Scams Protect your information! Please contact the MIT Police or the ISO if you receive e-mail or mail requesting your personal information from an un-solicitated source.