Welcome to the ISSO

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) supports Brandeis international students and scholars from over 120 countries around the globe. The ISSO is dedicated to helping international students and scholars throughout their arrival and adjustment to life at Brandeis, which includes:

  • Determining visa eligibility
  • Preparing and issuing visa documents
  • Providing guidance on immigration procedures
  • Offering counseling on cultural adjustment and academics related to visa status
  • Organizing programming to enhance the American educational experience

ISSO Student Ambassadors

The ISSO Student Ambassadors are the face of the International Students and Scholars Office. They are very knowledgeable and eager to answer many general questions for you.

Please meet ISSO student ambassadors!


Mondays 1pm-4pm

Tuesdays 10am-1pm

Thursdays 10am-1pm

Fridays 1pm-4pm

Winter Break Services - 2014-2015

For details on Winter Break Services available on campus, including Campus Shuttle, Dining Services, Goldfarb Library, and ISSO Office Hours, please click here.