International Students

The Career & Co-op Center is committed to supporting and celebrating all facets of a student’s identity. Explore this page to find resources, advice and opportunities specific to international students and alumni.

Recent Impacts and Trends of International Students Studying in the United States

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This Boundless article discusses current international student enrollment trends and their impacts on today’s student cohort. Research highlights student demographics, areas of study, top universities, and enrollment changes over time. For example, did you know that …

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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How to Adjust as an International Student Coming to School in the United States

Adjusting from high school to college is difficult enough for both students and parents. But that adjustment can be even more complicated when a student comes from a different country to study here in the United States.

The following article …

By Victoria Barbeisch
Victoria Barbeisch Communications and Program Specialist, Career Services
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2023-2024 Job Advise for International Students

Navigating the job market and HB-1 visa process for an international student can be incredibly daunting. Take a look at some great tips that can help you reach your goals through this piece below! If you need personalized assistance on …

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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5 Tips for Navigating the H-1B Visa Process

Each year, thousands of international students apply for H-1B visas—temporary non-immigrant visas that allow individuals to work in the U.S. Since only a limited number of H-1Bs are given out each year, the H-1B visa process can be stressful, not …

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Job Search Tips for International Students

There are a number of “dos” and “don’ts” to keep in mind when navigating the job search as an international student. During an interview with Handshake, Anson Tan, the President of the University of San Francisco International Student Association and …

By Beth Loell
Beth Loell Assistant Director, Career Services
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UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center is pleased to offer a comprehensive recruiting system called Handshake. This system provides customized …

Handling Illegal Questions

PDF: If you are asked illegal questions during an interview, here’s how you can answer them.


GoinGlobal provides jobseekers of all nationalities with tools to fast track their career explorations both at home and abroad, featuring …


Now the largest and most trusted employment website for foreign workers seeking opportunities in United States.

International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO)

Information on taxation, visas, SEVIS, OPT and CPT, and more, including possible on-campus employers.

English-language Conversation Circles

For beginning and more advanced English speakers, the Chelmsford Public Library offers free conversation circles. You can also check out …

Contact & Location


University Crossing, Suite 450
220 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

O'Leary Library, Room 105
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

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