International Student and Scholar Services - University of Houston
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  • New International Student Orientation

    August 14th - 15th, 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.

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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.


  • Student Appointments

    To better protect students, faculty, and staff from COVID-19, all appointments will be remote. The advisor will contact you in advance with instructions.

  • Faculty Assistance

    Resources for international faculty and scholars.

  • Financial Support

    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."

Maintaining Status

Upcoming Events

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  • Phone & Fax

    Phone: (713) 743-5065
    Fax: (713) 743-5079

  • Address

    University of Houston
    International Student and Scholar Services
    Student Center North. Room 203
    4465 University Dr.
    Houston, TX 77204-3024

  • Office Hours

    Monday – Friday
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm