Programs & ESL

The International Programs office would like you to take full advantage of your experience at UMass Amherst, there are many great opportunities to make life-time friendships, join student clubs and improve your english!

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English language classes and cultural resources can be found here.

IPO Buddies

IPO Buddies (Friendship) is a buddy/mentor program designed to enable you to meet current UMass student so he/she can help you to transition into life in the U.S., Amherst and at UMass.  

International Students Club

The International Students Club (ISC) main mission is to provide peer support and represent the voices of the numerous international students at UMass, while fostering relationships between them and local students.