Services for Exchange Students
Immigration and Visas
The International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) will assist you in all matters regarding immigration. On their website, you will find information on:
- Arriving to the United States
- Information for Incoming International Students
- Tips for a Successful Visa Interview
As a UMass Boston exchange student, you are eligible to take any classes in any department with the exception of CAPS (continuing education courses). You will submit your course choices to Michael.Mahan@umb.edu who will email you after your acceptance, and in general course registration for exchange students takes place a few weeks prior to the start of the semester.
To browse courses available, go to the Course Catalog. Please be sure you have the proper prerequisites (if applicable) for courses you wish to take. This will speed up the enrollment process.
Also see the Academic Calendar for semester dates and campus closures.
Global Ambassadors' "Buddy" Program
Our office has selected outstanding students from UMass Boston to work in our office as Global Ambassadors. The students selected for this role in our office will be planning and organizing events on and off-campus for exchange students to learn about Boston, meet UMass Boston students, and will work to give our exchange students the best experience they can while visiting our city. To view the current Global Ambassadors, go here.
Get Involved at UMass Boston
Join UMBeInvolved to view events, organizations, student clubs, and even more ways to get involved on campus during your time here! We have over 100 student clubs to join as well as volunteer opportunities, intramural sports, and discounted tickets around Boston available to all students!
Services for Students at UMass Boston
Useful Resources and more information:
- University Health Services
- Life on Campus
- University Policies & Student Rights
- BeaconCard (UMass Boston ID)
- Dean of Students
- Dining at UMass Boston
- Intramural Sports & Recreation
- UMass Boston Bookstore