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. 

Upcoming programs & events for International Students:

The ISSO and campus partners provide programming and events that enhance and enrich the international student experience at Towson University.

February 7, 2024

Arriving and Thriving in the US: A Support Group for Immigrant & International Students. Hosted each Wednesday by ISSO, 3:30-4:20 pm, Psychology Building Room 407 (ISSO Classroom), and led by our campus partners at the TU Counseling Center. First session is February 7.

February 13, 2024

Red Flags/Green Flags Workshop and Fast Friendship. Residence Tower Multi-purpose Room, 3:30-5:00 pm. Offered by ISSO in collaboration with the TU Counseling Center. This workshop teaches you how to identify healthy and unhealthy aspects of a relationship, how to work through conflict, and how to improve your communication skills to have better relationships all around, as an international student in the US. Fast Friendship follows to help you make some more friends here on campus!  This is an in-person event; Red Flags/Green Flags is also offered virtually. 

February 16, 2024

OPT Workshop.  3:00-4:30 pm, Psychology Building Room 407.  Hosted by ISSO. Learn more about applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT) after you complete your academic program. Register here . Offered each semester. 

February 22, 2024

International Tigers Get Hired: Jobs and Internships. 12:00-1:00 pm, Psychology Building Room 407. ITGH is offered each month in collaboration with our partners in the TU Career Center. Lunch will be served. Register here.

February 26, 2024

Tigers Lead: Envisioning Your Future. 9:30-10:30 am, Residence Tower Multi-purpose Room. Offered in collaboration with Student Leadership. This is an interactive leadership program that will guide international students through discovering themselves as leaders.




For more information about any of these events, please email .

Spring 2024 Pre-Arrival Webinar 

On December 8, 2023 ISSO held a virtual information session for new incoming students and their interested family members, 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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