International Students & Scholars

We are here to answer the questions of international students about studying and working at Towson University and living in the Baltimore area.

International Students Enjoying a Program
International Students

Towson University is home to nearly 500 international students from over 80 countries and to 30 foreign faculty, exchange scholars, and visiting faculty each year. The International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) provides documents, services, and programs essential to a culturally diverse academic environment that enhances international learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

News and Announcements

Visas After Graduation Workshop 

Wednesday, November 30 at 4pm in PY407 - Immigration attorney Ms. Mary Ryan will present options to remain in the United States beyond OPT, and answer general questions that you may have. We encourage you to take advantage of this free workshop that only comes once per semester. 

Workshop is full. Registration is closed.  Please contact the ISSO after 12pm on the day of the workshop to see if space is available.

I-20 travel signatures 

Travel season is here.  Please make sure to allow plenty of time to get your I-20 signed for travel.  Submit your original I-20 and document request to the ISSO.      

NEPAL TPS Extended 

DHS announced on October 26, 2016 that TPS for Nepal has been extended for 18 months. For more information about registering please visit the USCIS website.  

NEW STEM OPT EXTENSION RULES WENT INTO EFFECT MAY 10th.

For more information please see the STEM FAQ (PDF)

To request STEM OPT Extension from the ISSO, all students must now complete and submit the new required I-983 form to the ISSO before a STEM Extension I-20 will be issued. Print complete STEM packet here. (PDF)

Information about new STEM rules

Information for students with current or pending STEM extensions

FALL Semester 2016 Walk-In Hours

Tuesday 2pm - 4pm and Friday 10am - 12pm! Do you have a quick question for an ISSO advisor? Stop by the ISSO during Walk in hours with your questions. We look forward to seeing you!