Our office is here to assist international international students and scholars with questions about studying, living and working at Towson University and the Baltimore metropolitan area.
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.
Recent Immigration Updates
Information and resources for current immigration issues such as recent Executive Order, DACA, STEM and Temporary Protected Status
News & Events
Marketing Intelligence grads eligible for STEM OPT
The Masters program in Marketing Intelligence has been reclassified as a STEM degree. Alumni are eligible to apply for STEM extension.
01/27/2017 Executive Order (EO)
President Trump’s EO temporarily bans entry into the US of foreign nationals from seven countries. There is a temporary restraining order that has suspended the Executive Order.
USCIS Fees Increased; New Forms Available
Higher fees for OPT, Change of Status, Reinstatement and H1-B applications went into effect on December 23, 2016. New forms are available for many benefits.
OPT STEM Update
NEW STEM OPT Extension rules went into effect on May 10, 2016.
International Walkway Flag Rotation
12:00pm Circle between College of Liberal Arts and Hawkins Hall
Please join Towson University as we raise the flags of 23 of the nations our students call home. To particpate contact Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax Preparation Workshop
3:30pm at TBA
Must register online. Staff from NonResident Alien Tax office will help students complete U.S. tax forms.
Optional Practical Training Workshop
3pm -4pm at Psychology Building 407
Workshop for F-1 international students to learn about pre and post completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). Attendance at the workshop is required for all students who want to apply for OPT.
2017 Spring Mega Job and Internship Fair
Sponsored by Career Center. ISSO will be at the fair to answer questions about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) for students and employers. Students and alumni of all majors are invited to meet with over 200 employers for full-time, internships and part-time positions.