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ISSS Services

Support Services

  • Offers pre-arrival assistance
  • Facilitates official campus check-in and orientation
  • Assists with maintaining visa status and U.S. regulation compliance
  • Provides counseling and advocacy services
  • Hosts comprehensive workshops and information sessions
  • Organizes cultural events and programs
  • Advise on requests for specialized needs and circumstances
  • Helps with visas for dependents

International Student and Scholar Friendship Program

  • Arranges airport pick-ups
  • Coordinates temporary housing
  • Connects new students and scholars with local host families
  • Plans off-campus outing and events

International Faculty Mentor Program

  • Connects visiting scholars and faculty with UH faculty members
  • Assists with campus assimilation and cultural transition
  • Provides access to local community networks and resources
  • Manages requests for specialized needs and circumstances

Mission Statement

International Student and Scholar Services advances the goals of Global Strategies and Studies 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.