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Business is Global

Business is Global

Our learning environment is as wide-ranging and robust as the business world itself. The international presence at Bentley grows each year, with students from nearly 100 countries living and learning on campus. It’s that diversity — of gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, and more — that makes Bentley special.

We learn from each other, respect our differences and encourage curiosity. Some of the biggest lessons you'll learn at Bentley come from interactions with others. Here, your experience and perspective matters. Explore some of our international resources below. 

Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS)

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. The CISS connects you to resources and support on campus and can counsel you on a range of issues, from immigration regulations to tips on U.S. university life. 

Explore the CISS

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Programs and Events

Connections Beyond Borders

Connections 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 Connections 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.

To submit a CultureFest activity for consideration, complete this form or email


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.

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