Welcome to UMB International Direct

UMB International Direct, a joint collaboration between UMass Boston and Shorelight, provides international students with exclusive admissions services, academic and language support, and career growth opportunities.

A state-of-the-art campus in Boston, Massachusetts

Three campuses
Experience UMass Boston’s picturesque oceanfront campus located on the Boston Harbor, just a short drive from downtown Boston. The greater Boston area is home to 35 universities, making it an international leader in higher education, health care, research, tech, and finance.
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National Universities (tie)
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Top Public Schools (tie)
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Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
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With 65+ undergraduate courses of study and six graduate degree programs, UMass Boston gives you access to career opportunities, research projects, and a strong alumni network. With 11% of the student body representing 140+ countries and speaking 60+ languages, UMass Boston is truly global.

“I was drawn to UMass Boston’s strong computer science program and diverse student body. I had the opportunity to be a supplemental instruction leader for an ‘Introduction to Computing’ course.”

Michele, Saudi Arabia

Computer Science

University of Massachusetts Boston

Tier 1 National Universities
15,989 students
10.7% international students
Northeast coastal city

In collaboration with SHORELIGHT