International Students

At Assumption, our international students join us from all across the globe, creating a living and learning environment that is rich in cultural diversity.

Opportunity Awaits at Assumption

International students thrive at Assumption University, with personalized support starting at the admission process, and continuing through graduation. With a broad range of majors and minors at the undergraduate level as well as career-building graduate programs, academic opportunities are vast. The University is continuously ranked by independent organizations for the excellence and value of an Assumption education.

Our location in New England’s second-largest city, Worcester, MA, one hour west of Boston, provides endless opportunity for internships, culture, dining, sports, and more. Worcester is home to 12 colleges and more than 35,000 college students. At Assumption, you will enjoy the best of both worlds – the University is located on 185 acres in a beautiful, residential neighborhood, with easy access to urban advantages just down the road.

85% percent of our undergraduates live on campus, with housing guaranteed for all four years. We offer graduate housing as well. When you’re looking to get off campus, enjoy easy access to trains and buses as well as close proximity to major international airports and Worcester’s regional airport. 

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Hear from our students

Carolina Muñoz

2019
Montevideo, Uruguay

Moving to a different country was scary, but Assumption soon felt like home.

I met amazing people and took great classes in both Worcester and Rome. I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and was part of the Reach Out Center in Campus Ministry. My experience at Assumption has shaped me and provided the tools that encouraged me to follow my passions.
David Rojas

2020
Dominican Republic

My transition from the Dominican Republic to the United States has been great.

At Assumption, I felt like I was immediately accepted into a new community. I have been dreaming about aerospace engineering all of my life, so I am very excited to be enrolled in the 3+2 engineering program here.
Niamh Morgan

2018
Ireland

I had never been far away from home before coming to Assumption.

Being a part of the swim team gave me an immediate group of friends and made the adjustment so much easier. I loved being a student-athlete at Assumption. The Athletic Department is very focused on the importance of balancing athletics and academics.
Sanaa Hussain

2020
Saudi Arabia

The professors at Assumption are so supportive.

I was having trouble in one of the classes for my major. I went to my professor and she helped me so much, through office hours, extra work and extra credit. It is great to have the one-on-one attention from the faculty here.
Muyuan Li

2020
Beijing, China

There are so many opportunities available to you at Assumption.

Whatever your interest, you can find something to be involved with on campus. Or, you can gather friends and classmates and start your own group! My friends and I have started a Robotics Club here that I’m really excited about.
Marco Raposo

MBA 2017
Portugal

It was not fortune that brought me to Assumption but the belief that it was the best place for me.

I was not mistaken as it has provided me with the tools to become and remain successful. Assumption is gifted with an incredible body of people that made me feel welcome from day one. This was one of the most enriching and exciting experiences of my life.
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International Student Resources


International Student Success Center (ISSC)

As an international student at Assumption, you will receive personalized academic, social, and immigration support services from our Coordinator for International Students Success.   

  • Work with an advisor that understands the unique needs of our international students  
  • Attend extra-curricular programming throughout the year planned in conjunction with various groups on campus  
  • Get assistance with applying for off campus employment as part of CPT (curricular practical training) or OPT (optional practical training)
Learn more about the Center

The Cross-Cultural Center at Assumption

The Cross-Cultural Center serves as a community center for students, staff, and faculty to enhance their multicultural awareness and participate in educational programming. Our mission at Assumption University is to introduce our students to new ideas, new people, new experiences and a broader worldview. We offer an open invitation to grow.

Learn more about the Center

International Student FAQs

Check out answers to all of our most frequently asked questions about applying and enrolling as an international student at Assumption!

International Student FAQs

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Questions? Contact us!

Shanell Cartagena
Associate Director of Admissions
s.cartagena@assumption.edu  

Daniel MacElveen
Undergraduate Admission Counselor
dl.macelveen@assumption.edu  

Susan M. Cahill
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
sm.cahill@assumption.edu

Duane Melzer
Coordinator of International Student Success
de.melzer@assumption.edu