Post-Arrival Information

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Staff take a selfie with a group of international students behind them
A group of international students gathers at the Light of Reason statue

Welcome to Brandeis! 

The ISSO is here to facilitate your transition to Brandeis University. Use the links below to learn how to get to campus, get oriented, check in at the ISSO, and use the ISSO Portal. 

Transportation to Campus from the Airport

Once you arrive in Boston, there are a few ways to get to campus from the airport.

International Student Orientations

You will be invited to attend different orientation programs depending on your education level and school. You will receive information about the orientation programs from the Admissions Office, the undergraduate Orientation Office, your Graduate School, and/or your Academic Department.  We recommend that you attend the appropriate orientation programs to learn about the resources available to support you while you are living in the U.S. and attending Brandeis University.  Check our International Student Orientation page for more information.

ISSO Check-In

Once you are settled into your new living situation, be sure to complete the ISSO Check-In online. All new international students must complete the ISSO Check-In upon arrival.

Post Arrival Sessions

All F-1 and J-1 international students are required to review or attend the "Introduction to the ISSO and Maintaining Immigration Status in the U.S." presentation hosted by the ISSO.  This presentation provides important information on how to maintain your immigration status in the U.S.  Please review the video below. Contact your ISSO Advisor if you have any questions.

Introduction to the ISSO and Maintaining Immigration Status in the U.S.

How to Use the ISSO Portal

The ISSO Portal is a useful tool that you will use throughout your time at Brandeis and beyond.  Make sure that you understand how to access the ISSO Portal and how to use it.