We are here to answer the questions of international students about studying and working at Towson University and living in the Baltimore 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.
News and Announcements
October 21st - adjusted office hours. NO OPT WORKSHOP. no walk-in hours
The ISSO staff will be out of the office for training. The office will be open from 9am - 4pm for document pick up and drop off only.
DIVERSITY LOTTERY FOR 2018 OPEN
For more information about applying for the Diversity (green card/permanent resident) lottery please visit the U.S. State Department Diversity Visa Process 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)
Understanding Academic Integrity and consequences of plagiarism in the American university system. Please click Academic Integrity Frequently Asked Questions for answers to your questions about academic integrity and plagiarism.
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!