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.

March 1, 2024

Spring 2024 CPT Workshop.  10-11:30 AM, PY407. CPT, Curricular Practical Training, is the employment authorization that allows many students to work off-campus during their program of study. The workshop will explain who is eligible, how to apply, and the basic rules of CPT. You are encouraged to attend if your program requires, or you have interest in, off-campus internship/practicum/professional experience in Summer or Fall 2024. ISSO conducts an in-person CPT workshop every semester. Due to limited space, priority will be given to those who will or want to start off-campus internship/practicum/professional experience in Summer or Fall 2024. Register here

March 6, 2024

Arriving and Thriving in the US: A Support Group for Immigrant & International Students. Hosted each Wednesday by ISSO, 3:30-4:20 PM, PY407 (ISSO Classroom), and led by our campus partners at the TU Counseling Center. Continues each Wednesday throughout the month.

March 7 and 13, 2024

Tax Workshops for Nonresident Students.  2-4:00 PM, PY407. Offered by ISSO and TU Financial Services.  All nonresident students working in the U.S. must file their tax return each year. To help with this process, Rachel Morgan of TU's Nonresident Alien Tax Office will give a brief overview of the US tax system and aid the group with preparing relevant tax forms. You must pre-register in advance. Send your name, TU ID number, and preferred workshop date to .

March 26, 2024

International Student Restaurant Trip. Food trip to Halo Hawaiian BBQ & Poke Bar. Meet in front of Residence Tower 4:45 PM, estimated return 7:30 PM. Space is limited. Register here

March 29, 2024

International Tigers Get Hired: Cover Letters & Resumés. 12:00-1:00 PM, PY407. ITGH is offered each month in collaboration with our partners in the TU Career Center. Lunch will be served. Register here.





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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