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​Bridgewater State University

International Student and Scholar Services

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 Australia, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Cote D’Ivory, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Liberia, Morroco, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, 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 if you need additional information or stop by during our drop-in advising hours.
The ISSS Team - Jen Currie, Justin Casey, Kara Thurston
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Contact Us:
International Student & Scholar Services 
Minnock Institute for Global Engagement 
Davis House, Rm 101
25 Park Terrace 
Bridgewater State University 
Bridgewater, MA 02325 USA
Phone: 508.531.2730 


Drop-In Advising: 
Mon: 10am - 12pm 
Tues: 10:30am - 12pm
Wed: 3pm - 4:30pm
Thurs: 2:30pm - 4pm
International Student Testimonials 

 Hira - Pakistan, Exchange '17


 Victor Rodriguez - Spain, Graduate '16