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.
Learn about current immigration updates - information about F-1 students, DACA, travel restrictions, H-1B, etc.
Graduate student Renneth Alexis spoke to ISSO about Hurricane Maria and the devastating impact on his home country of Dominica.
Update 9/25/2017. President Trump issued proclamation on 9/24/2017 modifing list of countries affected by visa issuance ban and instituted country specific limiations
For DACA receipients eligible to renew, USCIS MUST receive your properly filed renewal request on or before Oct. 5, 2017.
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.
Update 10/03/2017 as of 10/03/2017 USCIS has resumed premium processing for all H-1Bs
Update 10/16/2017. Due to Technical issue, Diversity Lottery for 2019 will re-open at 12pm on 10/18/17. The online registration will close 11/22/2017 at 12pm. Those who submitted an application between 10/3/17 and 10/10/17 must resubmit their application. Application is FREE.
Come Learn about Optional Practical Training for F-1 students
3rd Floor Lobby Cook Library
Bring your lunch and listen to Towson student musicians play wonderful jazz music. Free event
Come Learn about Curricular Practical Training for F-1 students. Be prepared for your minimester and spring internship
Come Learn about Academic Training for J-1 students. Learn about the immigration requirements to intern off campus for spring 2018
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
Prospective international students, applying international students and current students may request accomodations through our Disability Support Services Office.