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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to providing high quality services and programs to international students and scholars. We assist with maintenance of immigration status, on and off-campus employment authorization, pre-arrival and re-entry information, and conduct various informational workshops. ISSS supports smooth transitions to the American way of life and education by organizing a specialized orientation for students and scholars each semester.

We also offer many different cultural programs and opportunities for engagement with the campus, the community and the region. Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences of our students and scholars and facilitate positive growth opportunities while continuing to evolve as a global community.

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Apply to be an international student at BSU.
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We are here for you from pre-arrival through post-graduation.
international scholar Joy Zhang
BSU is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor exchange visitors (J-1 visa) to teach and conduct research​ at BSU.
International Scholar House
The International Scholar House is a fully furnished, four bedroom, self-service accommodation on the BSU campus for overseas faculty guests or partnership staff members.
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International Student Testimonials

Hear from our international students about their experiences at BSU.



Contact Us

International Student and Scholar Services

Dr. Edward Minnock Institute for Global Engagement
25 Park Terrace
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States