J-1 Scholar/Employee

J-1 Scholar/Employee

Dear New International Scholar/Employee,

On behalf of the International Programs Office at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a most sincere welcome!

We are delighted, and honored, that you will be visiting and collaborating with UMass Amherst, one of the United States’ leading institutions of higher education, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ flagship campus. As an international scholar, you will be welcomed into a community of outstanding and dedicated academics from over 115 different countries and all 50 American states. Our beautiful setting in Western Massachusetts provides a peaceful, productive and safe environment in which to study, teach, conduct research and enhance your overall academic career.

The International Programs Office is at your service to provide timely and accurate immigration advising, as well as programming and activities designed to integrate you into campus life and community.

We look very forward to welcoming you to campus and getting to know you.

Welcome to UMass Amherst!

Kenneth Reade
Director of International Student & Scholar Services
International Programs Office
University of Massachusetts Amherst