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International Student and Scholar Services Office

COVID-19 News and Updates

To better protect students, faculty and staff from COVID-19, ISSSO staff will continue to work remotely to assist you, by telephone (713/743-5065) and email during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. We do not accept walk-ins without being pre-arranged. Please email your documents and inquiries to

Please submit documents under 5mb if possible. It is best to use a phone app such as Cam Scanner to submit documents in PDF format and indicate your UH/Student ID in the subject line. Use this email for:

  • Any ISSSO related questions. ISSSO staff will follow up with your inquiries with instructions. And questions will be assigned to an advisor if necessary. Admission questions should be directed to either or
  • To submit all ISSSO related applications and documents such as CPT, RCL, OPT STEM Extension, I-20 Program Extensions, Travel Endorsements, etc.. You can schedule an appointment with an advisor online, but all appointments will be remote. The advisor will contact you in advance with instructions.

To request a re-print I-20/DS-2019 with the travel endorsement, please email with a travel endorsement request form. Alumni on OPT/OPT-X will be required to pay an additional $10 for a reprint of an I-20 with a payment being sent to ISSSO with a payment coupon.

If you have an urgent matter needing to see an ISSSO staff, please call or email us to make the arrangement.


Global Citizens Credential

The Global Citizens Credential (GCC) allows students to enhance their degrees with a set of core competencies that will distinguish them as global citizens. These are identified as global knowledge, global engagement, and global responsibility. Completion of GCC requirements is certified by the Office of the Provost – UH Global and the Office of the Registrar. The GCC is open to any UH undergraduate student who is not facing any disciplinary action and is in good academic standing as reflected by a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above. For more information about the program and how to register, email or visit the UH Global website.