ISSO Programs

The ISSO offers programs that enhance the American educational experience for our international students and scholars. The office also offers programs that help the campus community benefit from the presence of people from diverse cultures.

International Student Experience Project (inSTEP)

The International Student Experience Project (inSTEP) is a collaborative initiative between Brandeis University campus partners for the holistic development of international undergraduate and international graduate students. inSTEP informs international students about key events that address their needs and interests, and streamlines and highlights important opportunities and support services offered across campus for international students at Brandeis.

I Am Global Week

International Education Week, known as I Am Global Week at Brandeis, is a U.S. Department of Education- and State-sponsored week of celebrating global awareness, cultural exchange, and learning across the United States.   To correspond with the Department of Education event, I Am Global Week at Brandeis will be scheduled for the week of November 14 - 21, 2020. 

I Am Global Week at Brandeis strives to highlight and celebrate global efforts and achievements across campus, promote integration between domestic and international students and scholars, and showcase our global community.  This year, Brandeis will host a series of events both on-campus and virtually from student cultural performances, theater of arts productions to academic lectures, movie screenings, trivia nights, and Suitcase Stories featuring members of our international community sharing their inspiring and powerful stories.

This year, I Am Global Week will be November 14 - 21, 2020. A full list of events can be found on the I Am Global Week website

Toshizo Watanabe International Scholarship Program (TWISP)

Established in 2018, the Toshizo Watanabe International Scholarship Program (TWISP) at Brandeis University is committed to providing students from Japan with the opportunity to study at Brandeis University.

Wien International Scholarship Program (WISP)

The Wien International Scholarship Program (WISP) at Brandeis University, established in 1958, is a first-of-its kind program bringing students from every corner of the globe to campus and engaging the entire community to be active global citizens.

Host Programs

The ISSO currently coordinates two host programs: Open Doors Host Program for Incoming New International Students and the Thanksgiving Holiday Host Program for International Students.

Brandeis Fulbright Chapter

Brandeis hosts a number of Fulbright recipients each year.  The Brandeis Fulbright Chapter was established to to help bring together Fulbright recipients in order to foster the exchange of cultures, views, ideas and knowledge. More so, the purpose of the chapter is to create a positive impact as a Fulbright community by contributing to the welfare and prosperity of Brandeis University, city of Waltham and Fulbright itself by holding community awareness and cultural exchange events.