International Student Services (ISS) helps international students enjoy enriching educational and cultural experiences.
Lesley offers 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 impacts 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 any other issues that may be affected by immigration law.
At Lesley, 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. ISS sponsors international student orientations and "global gatherings" throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition into campus life and in the United States.
It takes time to adjust to a new environment. The ISS team is available to help you navigate adjustment issues ranging from culture shock to shopping tips. We want to hear from you!
Clara Eugenia Ronderos
Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Literature
Jane Ferris Richardson
Assistant Professor of Art Therapy
International Student Services Office
International Student Orientation
Info for Exchange Students
Off-Campus Housing Resources
Living in Cambridge and Boston
Exchange Students Home Page
Fees for Exchange Students
Exchange Student News
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International Student Services
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Meet our Team
International Student Services, 7 Mellen Street, Doble Campus
Mustapha Jourdini, Director, 617.349.8608
Anna Garson, Assistant to the Director, 617.349.8426
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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