New International Student Orientation
January 11th, 2024
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Student Center South, Houston Room
International Student Orientation is mandatory for all students holding non-immigrant visas and/or with pending permanent residency. The session will address unique content to cover restrictions and benefits to your visa status, the academic system and student services offered at the University of Houston, as well as American friendship patterns, language, and cultural adjustment.
Welcome to ISSSO
International Student and Scholar Services advances the goals of Student Affairs and the Dean of Students by providing for the special needs of international students and exchange visitors related to their status as non-immigrants of the United States. It fulfills the University of Houston's responsibility to comply with the laws and regulations of the U.S. government and promotes internationalization through the highest level of knowledge and expertise in advising, comprehensive services and programs.
To better protect students, faculty, and staff from COVID-19, all appointments will be remote. The advisor will contact you in advance with instructions.
Resources for international faculty and scholars.
Information on available scholarships and emergency aid.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined in the regulations as "temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student's major area of study."
Information on how to maintain your F1 immigration status while at UH.
Information on how to maintain your J1 immigration status while at UH.
Information on how to maintain your Non-F1/J1 status while at UH.
The latest information on enrollment requirements for F-1 and J-1 students.
This seminar will provide you with information regarding employment options and procedures for F-1 and J-1 visa holders.
This workshop will connect you with financial aid opportunities available to international students.
Phone & Fax
Phone: (713) 743-5065
Fax: (713) 743-5079
University of Houston
International Student and Scholar Services
Student Center North. Room 203
4465 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77204-3024
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm