International Staff and Faculty Resource Group

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This group is committed to providing resources for new and long-term international staff and faculty. We aim to provide you with information on navigating Western Massachusetts as a newcomer, providing opportunities for you to connect with others in our international community, point you to legal and policy resources, and more.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to support the professional life and well-being of UMass Amherst international faculty and staff. We aim to provide opportunities for community building, professional development, advocacy, and resources. Moreover, we strive to highlight, promote, and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion of all UMass international faculty and staff. Through collaborative partnerships with other campus groups and units, we seek to connect all stakeholders to further our mission.

Are you a New Member?

If you're just joining us, please tell us a little more about yourself so we can get to know you and find the best ways to provide resources and community for you.


Statement on Anti Asian Racism

The ERG-IFS would like to reach out to all international faculty and staff, especially Asians and Asian Americans, and offer our support. We condemn the murders of six Asian women and two other people in the Atlanta area on March 16, 2021. 

Upcoming Events


Steering Committee Meeting

ERG-IFS holds a committee meeting, every first Tuesday of the month.

ISF Coffee Hour Virtual Series

An inform social hour for international students, scholars and UMass community every Wednesday.
9:00am to 10:00am

Virtual Happy Hour for International Faculty and Staff

A regular virtual meeting for all members on the first Friday every month.
4:00pm to 5:00pm