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​​​​International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS Mission Statement

As a central resource for international students and scholars, we: advise individuals and the institution on F & J immigration regulations; provide support during the U.S. academic, social, and cultural adjustment process; and facilitate intercultural learning across campus.

We focus on:

  • Immigration: Guidance on the visa process and F student/J exchange visitor immigration regulations
  • Employment: Securing required authorization for on-campus and off-campus work/internships
  • Living in U.S.: Assist with Social Security number, driver’s license, taxes and resources for families
  • Cultural Adjustment: Transition to social and academic life at Babson and in the U.S.
  • Cross-Cultural Skills: Educational programs to help students (and staff) bridge differences and develop a global mindset

​Need Assistance?

 Meet the staff in ISSS »

Consult with an ISSS advisor during the following times:

Walk-In Advising (no appointment needed)

Mondays/Wednesdays: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 10 a.m.-Noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Olin Hall Cafe (co-advising with graduate CCD): Wednesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Schedule a 30-minute appointment with an advisor at least one day in advance.

Phone: +1-781-239-4565

 Entrepreneurial Activities

International students in F-1/J-1 status are subject to some limitations on operating a business in the U.S. 

 New to Babson?

We are dedicated to guiding our international population (over 1000 students from 80 countries) as they prepare for, and adjust to life in the U.S. 

 Upcoming Events

View upcoming Glavin Office and International student and scholar services events. 


A snapshot of Babson's current Student and Scholar Statistics (Fall 2015)​