Although the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is one of the first offices to welcome international students to Emerson, you will find resources for international students across our Boston campus as well as in LA and Kasteel Well and our partner institutions. 

We partner with many other offices to offer support for your academic success, campus engagement, and career-preparedness.

A spotlight on some of our many partners includes:

Academics

Academic Advising

Academic Advising staff will help you with course selection to make sure you are on-track to complete your academic goals.

  • Ana Fraden, Assistant Director of Academic Advising, is the point of contact for international student academic advising concerns.

English Language Learning

  • Contact Jeremy Heflin, Associate Director of English Language Learning.

Iwasaki Library

Iwasaki Library is a great place to find resources and databases for classes, as well as an amazing study space. We are a part of the InterLibrary Loan, which means you can get books from just about anywhere delivered to you at Emerson!

The Registrar

The Registrar manages transcripts, academic records, and enrollment.

Writing and Academic Resource Center

Writing and Academic Resource Center can connect you to writing consultants to help with any stage of your paper-writing/project process. Writing Consultants can assist you with writing, in general.

  • Contact Tyler McPeek, Associate Director Academic Service.

Peer Tutors

Peer Tutors provide you with tutoring based on specific courses and subjects.

International Student Support

International Student Support has ELL (English Language Learner) Consultants, academic and cultural adjustment sessions, and conversations hours.

Academic Counseling

Academic Counseling has resources to help you with study skills, time management, note-taking, test-taking, etc.

Student Affairs/Campus Life

Office of Housing and Residential Education

The Office of Housing and Residential Education ensures that international students are welcomed into the dormitory experience, including supervising the in-residence International Student Peer Mentor program for First Year Students.

  • Isaac Newsome, Area Coordinator for Little Building, oversees the International Student Peer Mentor program.

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL)

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) supports student engagement in the campus community, including clubs and organizations. To find an organization in your interest check out EmConnect. If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact SEAL to ask about starting a new club.

Intercultural Student Affairs

Intercultural Student Affairs works to support and enhance the voice of students of color and LGBTQIA+ students within the Emerson community, and to honor and celebrate diverse and marginalized voices. Intercultural Student Affairs provides training and support for cultural organizations on campus, including Emerson International, ASIA, Amigos, and more.

Employment/Career Development 

Student Employment

Student Employment will assist students with finding and beginning jobs on campus.

Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development provides career support to students including one-on-one career advising, resume review, employment site visits, alumni connections, and internships fairs.

  • Contact Emi Bague, International Student Services.

Health, Wellness, and Safety

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free and confidential counseling for students.

Center for Health and Wellness

Center for Health and Wellness can tell you more about insurance requirements, immunizations, medical emergencies, etc.