You are joining an academic community that fuels creativity and curiosity, and that is purposeful in cultivating diversity of thought and inclusive expression.
In the words of Emerson College's former President Lee Pelton:
The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) plays a key role in supporting internationalization by providing immigration advising and community support for international students and exchange visitors.
OISA supports international students attending Emerson College - both in Boston and globally. Our main campus is in the heart of the historic city of Boston, but we also have additional campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands at Kasteel Well.
We are so excited that you’ll be joining us and look forward to welcoming you Home to Emerson!
New Student SEVIS Check-In
All new international students arriving on campus must complete a New Student SEVIS Check-In. The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) will email you information about the SEVIS Check-In process. You will need to present copies of your U.S. immigration documents in order for OISA to verify your lawful status and “activate” your SEVIS immigration record.
Resources for New Students
See the following links below for answers to other frequently asked questions for new arriving students:
Getting to Know Boston
- Life in Boston is fun, vibrant, and exciting!
- Transportation by using the metro (MBTA), driving, flying, etc. can be intimidating at first, but you’ll get used to it in no time!
- Living Off-Campus can seem stressful, but here are some resources that you should consider when looking for an apartment.
- Emerson Off-Campus Housing is a good place for you to start looking for apartments and/or roommates to live with.
- Daily Commute has resources, tips, and tricks for living in Boston.
- Boston Information can be found on this website.