Our office is here to assist 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.
ISSO will close at 4pm on Thursday December 14 and will close at 12pm (noon) on Friday December 15. Please pick up documents or drop off requests before we close.
Learn about current immigration updates - information about F-1 students, DACA, travel restrictions, H-1B, etc.
For Travel Signatures. Bring original I-20/DS-2019 to the ISSO. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing. Registration for spring 2018 required to get a signature.
Mathematics/Actuarial Science major with finance minor undergraduate student
Marketing Intelligence graduate student; undergraduate alumna
International studies and political science undergraduate student; president, International Student Association
Update 12/5/2017. Government may now enforce Travel Ban 3.0 on all 8 countries listed in Proclamation 9645.
Update 11/27/2017. DHS has terminated TPS for many countries. Please review list for more information.
The US District Court in Hawai'i issued a Temporary Restrianing Order (TRO) issued and the U.S. District Court in Maryland issued.
Update 9/25/2017. President Trump issued Proclamation 9645 on 9/24/2017 modifing list of countries affected by visa issuance ban and instituted country specific limiations
Update 9/5/2017 President Trump through the Attorney General and DHS announced that DACA will be phased out. US Congress now set to review immigration policy.
Please check final exam schedule. Library will be open 24 hours a day from
8:30 am location to be announced.
Mandatory orientation for new international undergraduate, graduate and exchange students.
Learn about Optional Practical Training for F-1 students with series of online tutorials. Self- Enroll
Mandatory online workshop for new F-1 and J-1 students
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fall 2017 Walk-in Hours: Monday 2pm - 4pm & Thursday 10am - 12pm
Phone-in Hours Tuesday 2-4pm and Friday 10am - 12pm
If you are a prospective student, applicant or current international student with a disability, you may request accommodations (support services include interpretation, closed captioning, assistive technology, para-transportation, etc.) through our Disability Support Services Office.