International Students

From our founding as a settlement house through to our status as a world-class learning institution today, NBSS has embraced people of all cultures and backgrounds. International students represent a growing portion of our student body, and help contribute to a rich educational experience at the School.

Our international community—students and alumni—have hailed from six continents and dozens of nations around the globe. They're a diverse group in terms of not only nationality, but also age, experience, and interests. All have sought NBSS for our world-renowned education in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship.

We strive to ensure that you have a smooth application process, and that once enrolled you feel supported and at home here. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at or 1-617-227-0155.


Contact Jamie Dergay, Director of Financial Aid, at or 617-227-0155 x115. You may also meet in-person on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.