New International Student Orientation
Wednesday, 8/16 and Thursday, 8/17, 2023
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 advance the goals of Student Affairs 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 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
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."
Spring 2023 Employment Seminar for International Students and Scholars
This seminar will provide you with information regarding employment options and procedures for F-1 and J-1 visa holders. UH Career Counselors will join us to prepare you with better resume writing and interview skills.
Spring 2023 Financial Workshop for International Students
This workshop will connect you with financial aid opportunities available to international students. You will also learn tips for success in applying for scholarships and information on accessing bank services.
Frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19.
Airport Pick-Up Service
ISSSO will be partnering with on campus organizations to provide airport pick up from January 4, 2023 through January 9, 2023 to incoming 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