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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) for current and future students, their families and educational advisors


What to Bring

The transition to a new country can at times be overwhelming. Check out this list of important items you should bring with you to U.S.

Items you may need when clearing immigration upon entering U.S.

  • UMass Boston Files:  UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Offer Letter, UMass Boston’s Letter of Acceptance, UMass Boston fees receipt
  • Visa Files: Passport, Form I-20, F-1 visa, address in U.S.A
  • Immunization record & health forms
  • Original academic certificates & transcripts

Other suggested items

  • Credit card & approximately $300 in cash on-hand
  • International prepaid phone card
  • Contact numbers & addresses (both local and abroad)
  • Adaptors (electrical systems in U.S.A. are 110 volts)
  • Pictures of family and friends
  • Clothing/toiletries
  • Bedding

For further details please DOWNLOAD our Student Handbook.

Did you know?

  • The currency in U.S. is the US Dollar. You will be able to change most major currencies at airports in U.S.