Join more than 100 international students from 40+ countries studying here. Earn your undergraduate, graduate, or post graduate degree, or stay short term as an international exchange student. International high school students can take art and design classes in one of our summer Pre-College programs.
We are a small private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city famous for attracting college students from all over the world. Join more than 100 international students from over 40 countries studying at our school. Here, you'll get individualized attention in our small class sizes, yet have the opportunity to be part of the greater Boston community.
Our campus is located in three distinct neighborhoods in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with close proximity to Boston. The Greater Boston area is home to more than 250,000 college students.
We offer several programs, ranging from Pre-College for high school students through doctoral study. Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United
States follow our International Admissions procedures for
their desired program.
Our Admissions team will guide you through the process of applying and enrolling in a program. Then, our International Student Services Office will help you with the visa process, as well as provide the support you may need after you arrive.
This program is an intensive summer art and design experience for students who are about to enter their junior (third) or senior (final) year of high school. Live on our campus and take four weeks of art classes with our faculty, and peers from the U.S. and around the world. Get Started: Apply by March to start the program in July.
Programs begin in September for the Fall semester, and in January for the Spring semester. The Summer semester begins in May for 8-week online courses, and June for 15-week campus-based classes.
If you have recently graduated from high school, or you want to transfer here from another university, you can choose from 30+ undergraduate majors here.Get Started: International Undergraduate Admissions: First-Year and Transfer Applicants
As an adult, you have knowledge that you gained from work experience, or from courses you have taken. We can help you document this knowledge for college credit, transfer many of your earned credits, and create a degree completion plan. Get Started: International Bachelor's Degree Completion Admissions
If you have begun college in your home country as an undergraduate student, but would like to study here for one or two semesters, we will work with you and your school's study abroad office to try to make this happen. Get Started: Apply to an undergraduate program as an international exchange student.
We offer more than 80 master's degree, PhD, and certificate programs in education, the arts, and the social sciences. Most programs are campus-based but a few programs are offered in a low-residency format where you'd come to the United States for several short stays (1–3 weeks each) to take classes, and complete work between your visits.
Get Started: International Graduate and PhD Admissions
Before you arrive in the United States, you'll be in communication with our International Student Services Office to obtain your F-1 Student Visa. After you arrive, our International Student Services staff are here to assist you in transitioning into campus life, and life in the United States. They offer cultural programs and are a great resource as you adjust to your new home.
Learn more about our International Students Services Office.
"What I like best about being an international student at Lesley is that our differences are listened to and respected by fellow American and international students. Every unique aspect of your experience as an international student is highly valued at Lesley."
—Shunsuke Kanazawa, JapanGraduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
Pre-College: Young Artists Residency
Undergraduate: First-Year and Transfers
Undergraduate: Bachelor's Degree Completion
International Exchange Students
Graduate and Doctoral
International Student Financial Aid
International Student Services Office
International Student Orientation
F-1 Student Visa Process
Off-Campus Housing Resources
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Meet our Team
Read the interview to learn about French international student, Lorraine Volatier's memorable Young Artist Residency(YAR) experience.
Business Management and Psychology major Mahmoud Chabarek also serves as a striker for Lesley's soccer team.
German bilingual elementary education exchange student Angelina Knoll found a second home at Lesley. Read more.
Lesley graduate Diba Feroz heads for a career in investment banking. Read more.