International Students & Scholars

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. 

Fall 2023 ISSO Orientation schedule

Welcome to International Student Orientation Week! Here's our complete list of events and activities we've planned to help you begin your first semester as a Towson Tiger:

Sunday August 20:

Uptown Towson Walking Tour and Movie Night. Explore the city of Towson then enjoy a movie with new friends on campus. Begins 3pm, Residence Tower.

Monday August 21:

Campus Tour & Scavenger Hunt. 9am-12pm. Meet at TU Health Center at Ward & West. Get to know the Towson campus and collect TU swag along the way!

Shopping Shuttle to Target. 1-3 pm. Stock up on all the essentials for your dorm room or off-campus apartment. Meet at Residence Tower.

Tuesday, August 22:

Black & Gold Fair. 10am-12pm. University Union 3rd floor. Here's your chance to learn more about university departments and services. Representatives will be available to answer all your questions.

English Language Placement Testing. 1pm, Psychology Building Room 407. 


Wednesday August 23:

Mandatory New International Student Orientation. 8:30am-2pm, University Union Ballroom. All new students must attend. Meet the ISSO staff, learn important immigration information, play games, make friends, enjoy lunch, win prizes, and have fun!

Thursday August 24:

International Safety BINGO with TUPD 9-10:30 am, Public Safety Building. A fun way to learn about staying safe on campus and elsewhere. Donuts, coffee, and prizes! 

Shopping Shuttle to International Supermarket. 11:30-2pm. Meet at Residence Tower.  Take this trip to purchase a good supply of all your favorite treats!

 Friday August 25:

Welcome Breakfast with ISA. 9am. Psychology Building, Room 407. Enjoy breakfast with members of the International Student Association and learn more about becoming involved.

Career Center Tour and International Students Get Hired. 11am-12pm. University Union, Room 225. This is the first in a series of employment-related workshops geared towards international students. You'll explore the resources of Towson's Career Center and learn more about what to expect from the series. 

USA Banking 101. 1pm. Psychology Building Room 407. Learn about banking in the U.S. and your banking resources at TU.

Pre-Arrival Webinar 

On June 26th, 2023 ISSO held a virtual information session for new incoming students, followed by a Q & A session with ISSO staff and current international students. If you missed the session, you can view it here.





Contact Information

International Student and Scholar Office

Psychology Building, Room 408

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Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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