International Students

Center for International Programs and Services

The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) is charged with providing leadership in the development of policies and programs to support international students both domestically and abroad. The Center serves as the primary resource for international students, manages the recruitment and admission of international students, and provides a student centered environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

Mission Statement

The Center for International Programs and Services is committed to providing quality services to international students at Fisher College. We accomplish our mission in several ways:

  • Assist with matters that concern the international student population
  • Educate and inform students by providing information prior to their arrival
  • Strengthen the academic infrastructure for international students and coordinate academic advising, course scheduling, and registration activities
  • Advise students on visa and employment matters
  • Provide information on legal rights and responsibilities
  • Support students in issues that affect their adjustment, and address their personal concerns
  • Coordinate programs and activities that will assist students
Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Order
The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) works with a diverse student population to support their educational endeavors by creating a supportive environment that fosters civility and respect. We provide you with information, advice, and program support that assists in your initial transition and continued stay at Fisher. Its primary role is to facilitate international education activity and further the internationalization objectives of the college. As part of this mandate, it supports international students at Fisher College, by providing them with services and programs. As well it develops international activities that utilize the skills and expertise of its international students, strengthening their contributions to the Fisher College community.

Contact Us

Nancy Pithis
Dean of International Academic Operations and Curriculum Development, DSO
T: 617-236-8814
Robert Melaragni 
Vice President of Enrollment Management, PDSO
Chief Admissions Officer
T: 617-670-4401 
Mackenzie Cushman
Associate Director of International Enrollment
T: 617-670-4538
Xu (Joy) Liu 
Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions and Academic Counselor  
WeChat: FisherCollege
T: 617-670-4506

Proud partner of the Council of International Students