Intl Student & Scholar Advisor
Office Hours: Appointments: Wednesdays, 4:00-6:30 p.m. Open Office Hours:Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. and Fridays 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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Ben Bruno joined Middlebury College in February of 2010. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury in 2006 in Environmental Studies with a focus in Environmental Economics.
Before rejoining Middlebury, Ben worked in Boston, Massachusetts in an immigration law firm where he was involved in preparing both employment- and family-based immigration cases. He was also responsible for training new paralegals on United States immigration policies and procedures and employment issues. Ben provided pro bono legal services to the International Institute of Boston (IIB) to help foster the successful assimilation of refugees, asylees and immigrants to the United States by gathering information and preparing visa documents.
In his role as Advisor, Ben prepares essential documents for incoming international undergraduate students, faculty and staff at Middlebury. He helps to keep international students, faculty and staff at Middlebury in legal status by advising them on their visa status and employment authorizations. In addition, Ben works with international faculty and staff members at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury College. Ben serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) in the U.S. government's Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). As such, he is authorized to endorse I-20s and DS-2019s for travel.
Ben is originally from Goffstown, New Hampshire. He enjoys a variety of sports including skiing, cycling, running and hiking. Ben lives in Middlebury with his wife, Lauren Bruno, a staff member at Middlebury, and his dog, Tisbury.