Programs & Services

International Student Services

International student, scholar, and faculty services are coordinated by the Office of International Students and Scholars. The director and the staff in the International House assist international students and scholars in their transition to WPI and provide information and assistance on immigration and other regulatory matters, information on community resources, and general counseling.

Visa & Immigration Services

  • Ensure maintenance of lawful immigration status
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date SEVIS records on all F-1/J-1 students and scholars
  • Assist with immigration authorization to work off campus or change immigration status
  • Process employment visa and green card applications for qualified WPI faculty
  • Provide general immigration information to the WPI community

English as a Second Language Program

  • Testing of all international TAs and other international students if referred to the ESL program
  • Intensive ESL summer program
  • ESL course designed for International TAs
  • ESL seminar and individual ESL tutoring
  • Writing help for international students

Other Services

  • Social Security card processing
  • Tax workshops
  • Career issues for International Students
  • Temporary Housing
  • Notary Public
  • Storage and safekeeping of personal items

Cultural Programming

  • Work closely with the International Student Council
  • Sponsor speakers, etc. for campus-wide events
  • Provide opportunities for international students and scholars to share aspects of their culture


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