Welcome Brandeis Alumni!

The ISSO is happy to assist you as you transition to the next stage in your life's journey here in the U.S.!

Alumni should note that as long as they continue to remain on a Brandeis University sponsored visa, either pursuing post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Academic Training, they are personally responsible for updating certain information to the ISSO.

To help answer many of your questions throughout your transition, the ISSO has prepared the following information:

Report All Changes While on Post-Completion OPT or Academic Training


Send / Receive Your Visa Document via eShipGlobal


17-Month STEM Extension for Alumni on F-1 Post-Completion OPT


H-1B Cap-Gap OPT Extension for Alumni on F-1 Post-Completion OPT


Academic Training Employment Authorization for Alumni on J-1 Academic Training


What to do if you are contacted by a U.S. Government Official


Wien International Scholarship Program (WISP)

The information provided by the ISSO pertains only to international student alumni of Brandeis University, as it reflects both immigration regulation and university policy.

This information is not meant as a guide for international student alumni at other institutions.