International Programs



Please contact the International Partnerships Office ( regarding the cost of the Summer in Maryland program. The Summer / Winter in Maryland application process consists of two parts:

  • Completion and submission of an application with adequate financial documentation
  • Payment of a nonfundable deposit (to be applied toward the program cost)

Application & Financial Documentation

Payment of Deposit

The Summer / Winter in Maryland program nonrefundable deposit is $500 and must be paid by credit card (preferred) or by wire transfer (additional fees apply).  (Contact the International Partnerships Office for information regarding wire transfers.)  Credit card payments may be made by completing the following form:

After completing the application form, financial documentation (statement of ability and statement of willingness) and credit card authorization form, all documentation must be submitted to Towson University's International Partnerships Office eletronically (in one email with attachments) to, or via the postal service (FedEx or DHL) at the following address:

Summer / Winter in Maryland
International Partnerships

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

Next Steps

F-1 Visa Overview

Towson University will review your application and contact you if any additional information is necessary. If admitted to the program, the University's International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) will issue a certificate of eligibility (Form I-20), which will need to be signed and presented to:

  • a Visa Officer at a U.S. Consulate in order to obtain an F-1 visa
  • a Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Officer when entering the U.S.

Note that there is an additional SEVIS (I-901) fee and a visa interview fee.  Additional information regarding the visa process is available on the State Department's web site online, and will be mailed with the student's Form I-20. 

Health Insurance & Immunization Requirements

F-1 students participating in the Summer / Winter in Maryland program are automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan providing coverage for the duration of the program.

Participants must provide documentation in English that they have received immunizations and any booster shots (as an adult/within the past 10 years) for:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap, post-2005)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

Documenation should be sent to International Partnerships electronically.  Additionally, students shoudl bring a hard copy with them to the U.S.  If documentation is not provided, vaccinations must be administered on campus.  In addition to vaccinations, participants will be tested for Tuberculoses (TB) on campus through a T-SPOT blood test. The fee associated with the TSPOT test is included in the program cost.  However, if additional testing is necessary, additional fees may apply.

Remittance of Remaining Payment

After obtaining the F-1 student visa and submitting evidence of immunizations electronically, students must remit final payment to Towson University prior to arrival. 

International Contracts Office
Psychology Building, Room 426 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

Phone: 410-704-2239
Fax: 410-704-4703



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