If you’re one of 1,400 international students on campus, the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) is here to support your transition to living and studying in the U.S.
CISS connects you to resources and support on campus. Our staff can counsel you on a range of issues, from immigration regulations to travel advice and tips on U.S. university life. We also offer a variety of programs to celebrate and share the diverse voices at Bentley.
About half of Bentley’s graduate students and 16% of undergraduate students are international. The entire community benefits from the global perspective and broadened worldview that international students bring to campus.
Programs and Events
Conversations Beyond Borders connects international students with students, staff and faculty who are from the US. The pairs meet regularly for conversation or to attend University programs and events. Our staff will give you a monthly theme and ideas.
The program helps international students adjust to Bentley and gives them a friendly contact for questions about American traditions, lifestyles, classes—or anything else. Participants from the US get to practice their mentorship skills and help fellow Falcons.
All participants get to:
Learn about other cultures
Make new friends and personal connections
Develop intercultural skills that are highly sought after in the workplace
To participate, complete the Conversations Beyond Borders Intake Application Form.
Each Fall, Bentley celebrates the rich cultural fabric of our University through a week-long celebration. CultureFest includes activities, food, music and presentations all around campus.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to host a CultureFest activity. Past activities have included a tribute to Native Americans, a ping pong tournament, Drag bingo, Arabic calligraphy workshops, reggae bands—and more.
International students educate the Bentley community about their home country, culture, and traditions through the WorldView program. The goal is to increase awareness and intercultural sensitivity for everyone by encouraging dialogue and global citizenship.