Coming to Clark
Undergraduate International Student Orientation
August 16 – 18, 2021
Clark is excited to welcome all of our international students to campus a few days before New Student Orientation begins. International Student Orientation (ISO) provides you with the opportunity to build friendships with other international students and to get to know campus. You will also receive important information that will help you be successful during your time at Clark.
ISO is required for all international students and is optional for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are living outside of the U.S.
New undergraduate students will find more details of their move in and orientation here.
Graduate International Student Orientation
Graduate international students will attend international student orientation sessions and are required to participate in your school or department’s orientation programming. You will receive more details in the coming weeks and months.
We understand that studying in a different country is exciting but also presents unique challenges. The International Center is here to help you navigate your transition. We will provide orientation programming throughout your fall semester. Please feel free to email with any questions you have as you prepare to come to Clark.
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.
Please see the information below on bringing dependent family members with you. Please note that H-1B employees have the responsibility for obtaining and ensuring immigration compliance for any dependents in H-4 status. The ISSO can provide general advice or refer you to an immigration attorney for assistance on specific matters relating to the legal affairs of family members.
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