Life at Wentworth
Boston is a wonderful city for international students. Both at Wentworth and beyond you will find a community of international and domestic scholars, historic sites, arts and cultural institutions, and our popular sports teams. Explore the topics below to make the most out of your time with us both inside and outside the classroom.
Whether you join the Wentworth International Student Association (WISA), any of the other identity-based student groups that are supported by the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement, or any of the 70+ clubs and organizations through Wentworth Student Life, there is ample opportunity to find your community on campus.
The MBTA or "T" is Boston's metro/subway system, but also includes buses and the commuter rail.
Some F-1 students may be eligible to apply for a Massachusetts driver’s license. Interested students should visit the Study in the States website for full details.
Your Wentworth ID and a reservation will get you into the Museum of Fine Arts for free!
Additionally, many public libraries offer free or reduced rates passes to Boston's many cultural institutions. Check out The Boston Public Library website for several options.
You can also walk The Freedom Trail, visit Bunker Hill, or experience America's pastime at historic Fenway Park.
Adjusting to studying in the United States
The transition to a new home can often be difficult. There are many support services on campus to assist you if you are having difficulties adjusting academically or otherwise.
We take campus safety seriously. Please read through the Campus Safety Tips from Public Safety to be oriented to living safely in a city like Boston.
Scams & Frauds
It is not uncommon for international students to be a target of a scam or fraudulent activity. These may be phone calls or emails trying to gather personal information from you like your social security number or bank account information. They will often ask you for money or indicate something is wrong with your immigration status, your tax status, or other records. A legitimate inquiry or request from a federal government agency will not occur on the phone or by email and you should not respond.
It is important to never provide your personal information or make payments to anyone you do not know or trust.
If you think you have been contacted by someone trying to trick you into giving away confidential and personal information, please contact ISSE immediately and the Wentworth police.