International Students and Scholars

Welcome International Students and Scholars

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The International Programs Office is located at 70 Butterfield Terrace (next to the Gorman Residence Hall). Due to the construction around this area the access road from Thatcher Way is temporarily out of service, use the North Pleasant Street/Butterfield Terrace intersection to access lot 46.


International Students and Scholars Walk-In Advising Hours (no appointment needed)

Monday                     1:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday                    9:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday               NO WALK-IN HOURS

Thursday                   1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday                        9:00am-12:00pm

IPO advisors are available during regular IPO business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm) by advance appointment only. Please contact an advisor to schedule an appointment.


2018 Barbara B. Burn Memorial Scholarship: In February 2018, the IPO and its BBB Scholarship Committee will award the annual $1000 Barbara Burn Scholarship to a current sophomore, junior or senior UMass international undergraduate student.

Eligible international students are invited to submit an application which can be found here.


Traveling internationally? Don't forget to get your I-20 (F-1 visas) or DS-2019 (J-1 visas) forms signed before you leave campus. You will need a new travel signature only if your current signature will be more than 12-months old at the time of your next re-entry into the U.S. IPO requires a 24-hour turnaround time to process any travel signatures, so plan ahead and DO NOT leave this until the last minute. Drop-off your I20 at IPO to request a travel signature during our office hours (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm). You can read more about traveling on your F or J visa here.