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.

Courses for career exploration and finding a job? Yes, we’ve got those!

The UMass Lowell Career & Co-op Center is committed to helping students find rewarding careers. To that end, we developed and were approved to offer a sequence of career development courses for undergraduate students. These courses provide students with a …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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5 International Student Job Search Challenges + Tips to Address Them

International student studying in the U.S can face certain difficulties during the job search process. These challenges may include the lack of an existing network, cultural differences, time constraints, and more. Some of these issues may already be familiar to …

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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Social Security Resources for Employment at UML

At UML, we are thrilled to have over 2,000 international students who have chosen to attend our institution. With that in mind, we want to ensure that all international students have the opportunity to work on campus, but there are …

By Kathy Vaillancourt
Kathy Vaillancourt Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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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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UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center is pleased to offer a comprehensive recruiting system called Handshake. This system provides customized …


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

International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO)

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

Handling Illegal Questions

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


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

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

Appointment Hours

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.