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International Student Advising Services

International Advising

Juan Venegas

International Student Advisor

Room 103
320 Newbury Street

Office Hours 10 am–6 pm or by appointment

Our staff is committed to providing career expertise and advice to ensure that our students maintain their immigration status and compliance with Department of Homeland Security's immigration regulation throughoput their academic and employment experiences.

International Student Services is here to assist you and provide you with the resources you need. We coordinates and administers programs that serve international students and the BAC community. Our staff is aware of the demands associated with studying in another country and the special needs of international students.

We hope that you will feel comfortable coming to us with any concerns and invite you to visit our office so we can assist to you.

Services Provided

Immigration Guidance and Maintaining Status

Form I-20 issuance for undergraduate, graduate students, and dependents
Advising and assistance with immigration issues
Making referrals to other campus services to assist international students
Assistance requesting a change of non-immigration status
F-1 extensions of stay in the United States
Grace Period after completions of degree
Reinstatement of status
Leave of Absence
Health Insurance

Navigate the USA

Cross cultural activities and support
Procedures for obtaining a Social Security Number
Obtaining a Massachusetts Driver's License or ID
Setting up a Bank Account
Obtaining a mobile phone
Personal advising

Employment Options

On-campus Employment
Economic Hardship
Practical Training 

Student Exchange Programs

Study Abroad
Study at the BAC