ISO Newsletter
October 3, 2019
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Several international students recently reported they received phone calls about their Social Security number being suspended. THESE WERE SCAMS. If something like this ever happens to you, please remain calm, do not give out any personal/bank information, and notify the ISO immediately! Read our website for more info about common scams. 
Sign up for a weekly session on iMIT to find out about off-campus work options. Plan 4 to 6 months ahead! Read our website for more info.

Travel signature required if traveling outside the U.S.
Signature valid for 1 year (with some exceptions). Drop off I-20/DS-2019 at front desk between 9am and 4pm on weekdays; pick up after 2 business days. Read our website for more info.
Upcoming Events
ISO Events
Navigating MIT Series
Topics throughout the fall to support adjustment to MIT and the U.S.
Open to all international students
Lunch or dinner served at each event
All sessions in E19-202

Registration (RSVP) is required at this link

TONIGHT: Understanding the American Classroom: 10/3 (R), 5:15-6p
Other upcoming topics:
Culture Shock: 10/16 (W), 5-6p
Achieving & Maintaining Wellbeing: 10/25 (F), 12-1p
Hacking Sleep: 10/29 (T), 5-6p
Embracing Winter: 11/04 (M), 5-6p
The Imposter Phenomenon: 11/15 (F), 12-1p
Friendship & Dating in the US: 11/19 (T), 5-6:30p

Language Conversation Exchange (LCE) Lunch: 10/7 (M), 12-1p, 10-105
Co-sponsored by LCE, ISO, ICEO, & OGE

LCE Afternoon Reset: 10/22 (T), 3p, 10-105

Practice your English or another language by attending events or finding a conversation exchange partner through the LCE website:

MIT Events & Programs

Always check the MIT Events Calendar or the MIT mobile app to find out what's happening on-campus!
Grad Orientation & Welcome Back Events
See full GSC schedule here

Careers & Professional Development 101: 10/7 (M), 5-8p, 4-370

Advising & Personal Support 101: 10/16 (W),  5-8p, 6-120/Eastman Court

SP October Brunch: 10/6 (Su), 12-2p, SidPac Graduate Residence Multipurpose Room

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect October 2019 Events
Weekly Wednesday Meetings: 3-5p, Eastgate Penthouse
Crafternoon: 10/10 (R), 1:30p, Eastgate Penthouse
Career Connect Panel: 10/10 (R), 7p, E25-401
Adapting to the American Personality: 10/15 (T), 1p, E23-385
Kids Clothing Exchange: 10/21 (M), 10a, Z-Center Lobby

MIT Wellness Fair 2019: 10/11 (F), 2-5pm, Z-Center

Apply for a funded PKG fellowship for IAP: by 10/16 (W) by 12NOON
Come to a drop-in session to get feedback on your application: Fridays 11:30-1:00 (W20-549)
Can't make these times?  Email Ariana (
Questions? Contact Alison ( or Ariana (

Human Rights & Technology $2000 Fellowship: due 10/21 (M) by 5pm 

Path of Professorship Program: 11/15 (F) - 11/16 (Sa), Apply by 10/15

Open to graduate and postdoctoral women at MIT 

At-cost grocery store TechMart: Walker Memorial
Around Cambridge & Boston
Discover Boston & New England

Always check for free & cheap events around the city

75 FREE things to do in Boston this Week


SoWa First Friday
Friday, October 4

SoWa stands for South of Washington, in the South End of Boston. The artists of SoWa Artists Guild invite you to visit SoWa First Friday, free and open to the public! More than 80 artists’ studios at 450 Harrison Avenue in the SoWa Art + Design District in the South End of Boston will be open from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Boston Food Truck Festival
Saturday, October 5

Free admission to enjoy various food trucks (food for purchase), artisan vendors, and live music, 11am-5pm

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