2018-2019 Student Handbook

International Student Services

7  Mellen Street                                                




International Student Services (ISS) provides advice on immigration, and cross cultural matters to all international students at Lesley.  ISS advises students about F-1 visa status, travel, and benefits.  We also sponsor programs designed to build connections amongst international students, and between international and domestic students.


Maintaining F-1 Status

Remember these main points of maintaining F-1 status:

  • Check in with ISS 
    • When you first arrive at Lesley, please bring your immigration documents to ISS
  • Register full-time
    • That’s 12 units for undergraduates or 9 units for graduate students
  • Keep ISS up-to-date
    • We need to have your current address, email address, and phone number on file
  • Don’t work without prior authorization
    • Come to a monthly F-1 workshop, check out our website, or meet with us to learn about getting authorized for employment or internships.

If you have any questions or concerns about your status, contact us!

Get in Touch

Email us at iss@lesley.edu or call us at 617-349-8865. Check out our website for our advising hours, an event calendar, and information for F-1 students: https://www.lesley.edu/students/international-students/international-student-orientation.