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Bridgewater State University

International Student and Scholar Services
Greetings!
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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to providing high quality services and programs to international students and scholars. We assist with maintenance of immigration status, on and off-campus employment authorization, pre-arrival and re-entry information, and conduct various informational workshops. ISSS supports smooth transitions to the American way of life and education by organizing a specialized orientation for students and scholars each semester. 

We also offer many different cultural programs and opportunities for engagement with the campus, the community and the region. Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences of our students and scholars and facilitate positive growth opportunities while continuing to evolve as a global community. ISSS currently serves international students from Albania, Australia, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Cote D’Ivory, Curacao, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

We are excited to announce that Global Village, a new Residential Learning Community (RLC) was launched at Bridgewater State University in the Fall of 2013. This RLC is specifically for incoming international students and American students who are interested in either studying abroad or gaining an international experience right here on campus.  Please click here to learn more about the mission and goals of the Global Village. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity.

Please feel free to contact us at isss@bridgew.edu if you need additional information or stop by during our drop-in advising hours.
 
Sincerely,

Roopa Rawjee, Ed. D.
Director, International Student and Scholar Services​

Anyone thinking of traveling outside the continental U.S. in the near future is advised to communicate travel plans with an ISSS advisor. We are actively monitoring current travel advisories and are happy to assist you. The following links, https://www.uscis.gov/ and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html​ 
are available for more information, but please be aware that ISSS is best equipped and will to assist you with the most recent updates and recommendations. Please email, call or stop by during regular business hours if you would like to discuss your plans for travel further.
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Contact Us: 
Address:
International Student & Scholar Services
Dr. Edward W. Minnock
Center for International Engagement
Maxwell Library, Rm 330
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325 USA
 
Phone: 508.531.6195 
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Drop-In Advising:
Mon: 10am - 12pm
Tues: 11am - 12pm
Wed: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Thurs: 2:30pm - 4pm
 
International Student Testimonials 
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 Caryl Brannon - Belize, Graduate '15

 
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 Jiayi Song - China, Exchange '13

 
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