For International Students

In relationship with the government offices, ISSO staff serve as advocates for students' concerns and needs.

International Cafe 2015
International Cafe

The ISSO offers assistance in the following areas

  • visa applications and immigration related matters
  • cross-cultural orientation and adjustment
  • mediation of cross-cultural misunderstanding
  • success in the U.S. academic environment
  • understanding and following university regulations
  • using university services
  • complying with federal law concerning temporary-visa holders
  • referrals to community resources
  • requests from the community for contact with TU's international population
  • emergency situations involving international students or scholars

Staff are also in regular contact with other university offices and departments, education officers at foreign embassies in the U.S. , non-governmental sponsoring agencies, Social Security Administration, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and other scholarship/sponsoring agencies.