International Student Services (ISS) helps international students enjoy enriching educational and cultural experiences.
We offer programs and services to help all students thrive academically and personally. As an international student, however, there are a few areas of concern that pertain to you specifically. Please visit this page and all its links regularly for updates and announcements. Always feel free to contact us with questions.
Your U.S. immigration status affects a variety of aspects of your time in the U.S., including academics, possible employment, and travel into and out of the United States. We are here to advise you on all of these matters and other issues that may be affected by immigration law. Learn more about the F-1 Student Visa process.
Here, you will join a diverse and vibrant community of students,
faculty, and administrators. While we encourage you to fully explore
American culture during your time in the United States, we also
enthusiastically promote community events to celebrate cultures and
traditions from around the world. International Student Services sponsors international student orientations and "global gatherings" throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition into campus life and in the United States.
Although most international students devote most of their time to their academic studies and extracurricular activities on campus, some also seek employment opportunities through Lesley Works.
"It's hard work adjusting to a new culture and a new school, but at Lesley, you don't do it alone. Support from the International Student Office and the greater Lesley community makes your transition a smooth one. You will have the opportunity to build relationships and networks that stretch across nations."
—Kwadwo Poku, GhanaM.A., International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations
"I appreciate the support and the understanding we get from the International Student Services Office."
—Khitam Edelbi, PalestineGraduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
It takes time to adjust to a new environment. The International Student Services team is available to help you navigate adjustment issues ranging from culture shock to shopping tips. We want to hear from you!
Branca Telles Ribeiro
Distinguished Professor of International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations (retired)
Associate Professor, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations (On Sabbatical for the Fall 2014 Semester)
International Student Services Office
International Student Orientation
F-1 Student Visa Process
Off-Campus Housing Resources
Living in Cambridge and Boston
Exchange Students Home Page
Fees for Exchange Students
Exchange Student News
Lesley's Global Education Center
Lesley professor recognized as global peacemaker
International language of theater
Graduate instructor honored by NAFSA
Lesley professor in South Korea
Lesley fosters partnership with Chinese educators
Graduate Program in Guyana
International Student Services
International Exchange Students
Study Abroad Opportunities for Lesley Students
Meet our Team
International Student Services7 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA (Doble Campus)
Laura Covey Kanner, Coordinator+1.617.349.8415
Joe Piazza Graduate Assistant+1.617.349.8426
Read about Alexis Fudge's semester in Korea.
The Global Guides program matches volunteers with international students to help them get acclimated to
student life at Lesley and to take advantage of Boston's cultural,
recreational, and educational offerings.Contact us to sign up for the program!
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Lesley and Orebro University in Sweden have been exchanging students since the 1990s. Read all about it here.