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 over 400 international students from over 80 countries and to 30 foreign faculty, exchange scholars, and visiting faculty each year. The International Student and 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.
The ISSO and Towson University will be closed Friday May 22 and Monday May 25. We will return on Tuesday May 26.
Will you be going home for the summer? Please complete the travel report to let the ISSO know.
Because of coronavirus precautions, the ISSO staff will be working remotely.
Wherever possible, we aim to maintain our services. We will still be: answering e-mails, processing requests made through the ISSO Portal, and available for WebEx appointments. If your request involves the creation of an I-20 or other physical document, we are able to print those and send them to you via regular mail (or express mail, if you choose).
Please contact us at this time via e-mail: isso AT_TOWSON. This is the preferred method of communication. Please allow 1-2 business days for us to respond to your emails.
Update 3/19/20. On 3/18/20, Dept of State announced immigrant & non-immigrant appointments cancelled.
Update 3/19/20. On 3/12/20 SEVP allows F-1 students to study online from inside or outside U.S. and maintain status.
Students graduating in Spring 2020. Complete online workshops to find out more about employment authorization after graduation and the process for applying. Contact ISSO to be added to Blackboard training.
New undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students online immigration workshops.
If you are an enrolled (current) student with a documented disability, you may request accommodations through ADS. Accommodations may include testing accommodations and use of the Testing Services Center, note-taking assistance, sign language interpreting and captioning for deaf students, alternate formats for print materials, assistive technology, para-transit registration and internship accommodations.
If you are a prospective student or applicant, please contact ADS for information about services and accommodations available as a current student.