International students

International students contribute to the rich diversity of the MIT community. Of the approximately 11,000 students at MIT, roughly 3,600 are international students, hailing from over 110 different countries.


The ISO assists international students in maintaining their legal status in the United States, provides support for their dependents, and promotes interaction with and integration into the MIT community at large.

Visit us in Building E39-278 (55 Hayward Street) or at the ISO website.

Follow news, events, and other updates on the ISO Facebook page.


MIT Medical maintains an Internationals page with information and services related to health, doctors, counseling, and advice.

Counseling walk-in appointments are available in two places on campus:

  • Mental Health and Counseling in Building E-23 3rd floor.
  • “Let’s Chat” informal 20-minute drop-in sessions on the main campus in Building 8 Room 316 Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 3 pm. with no advance appointment necessary; staffed by counselors from MIT Mental Health and Counseling, open to ALL students—graduate, undergraduate, any department.