Coming to Clark
All international students are required to attend International Student Orientation (ISO).
Spring ISO will be held virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, and will be accessible for all students who are in the United States or studying from their home country. All new international students will receive a message with log-in details and a schedule of the day’s events.
Please visit the International Student Orientation Moodle page to meet the ISSO staff and other new Clark students and to find other helpful resources for you.
All graduate students also need to attend their school-specific orientation programs. Please visit the Graduate Orientation Spring 2021 website for more details.
New undergraduate students will find more details of their move in and orientation here.
Check To-Do List
As new international students, there are many tasks you need to complete before coming to Clark, including ensuring you have health insurance.
Check the following site for important information and a checklist of what you need to do.
Don’t forget! The International Center is here to help you if you have any questions before and after your arrival at Clark!
Obtain Your Visa Document
To come to Clark to study, work, or conduct research, you will need a visa document from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). This document (I-20, DS-2019) will allow you to apply for a visa and enter the United States in your intended visa category. Important terms and steps for obtaining your visa document are discussed below.
Apply for Your Visa
Planning Your Arrival in the U.S.
The following information is meant to help you prepare to enter the United States and have the smoothest trip possible.
Travel to Clark
Clark is in Worcester, Massachusetts, which is about 40 miles west of Boston. Read below for directions to Clark and arrival information.
The main port of arrival in the Greater Boston area is Logan International Airport (BOS), which is served by all major U.S. airlines and many international airlines. From Logan, Worcester can be reached by public transportation (commuter rail), shared van service, taxis, and private car services such as Uber or Lyft. Please note that if you use Uber or Lyft, your pick-up will not be directly outside the terminal, but rather in a designated pick-up place for Ride Apps in the Central Garage. Please visit click here for more information.
The most convenient way to get to Worcester is to use a shared van service. The service will pick you up outside of the airport terminal and bring you directly to Worcester. Knight’s Airport Limousine Service provides a shared van service to Worcester.
You can use public transportation to reach Clark. This may be the least expensive option, but it requires you to take multiple forms of public transportation, which can be difficult when you have luggage with you.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), or the “T”, operates an extensive network of subways, buses, commuter rail and ferry lines. From the Airport station, take the T’s Silver Line bus to South Station where you will take the commuter rail to Worcester. Visit the MBTA web site for fare information, trip and route planners, and schedules.
142 Woodland St.
Clark International Center at Corner House
Worcester, MA 01610
- 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday