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Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS)

Welcome to Bentley!

As the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) team, we are here to help you obtain the proper paperwork needed to study, conduct research, and work in the United States. Along with your peers, we also are available to help you in adjusting to life in the United States and at Bentley. Here is how we can help you:

For Our New Students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Bentley University Community! CISS can assist you with the following:

  • Visa Assistance: We will work with you to create your documents you will need prior to arrival. Details here
  • Orientation Services: Complete your Online Orientation through the My Bentley portal prior to coming to Bentley and learn about our orientation program.
  • Travel and Arrival guidance: We want your travel to go as smoothly as possible. Follow our travel advice and contact us anytime with travel questions!

For Our Current Students

We value our international students at Bentley, and can assist you with the following:

For Our Parents and Families

Bentley’s CISS office is available to provide information to our student’s family members as well. In particular we can help you with:

In The News

Last spring, the President of the United States issued Executive Orders that impact the issuance of visas and prevent entry into the United States by individuals from certain countries. These orders have been suspended by US Federal courts, and for now are on hold as a result. Because of our concern about how recent Executive Orders affect members of our community, the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) is in communication with all students and scholars who we believe may be directly affected. Any international student or scholar who has questions or concerns should contact the CISS.

We are members of NAFSA, a national organization committed to promoting international education. NAFSA's website is updated regularly with immigration news and updates.


President Gloria Larson addresses the first Executive Order on Immigration. 




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