Our office is here to assist international 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.
Recent Immigration Updates
Information and resources for current immigration issues such as recent Executive Order, DACA, STEM, H1-B and Temporary Protected Status
Tax Season Is Here
Learn more by contacting our Non Resident Alien Tax Office by calling Rachel Morgan at 410 704 5269 or emailing email@example.com
Marketing intelligence graduate student; Graduate Student Association president; graduate assistant at English Language Center and Graduate Studies Office.
Exchange student in political science; Study Abroad: How Big Is Your World.
Applied information technology graduate student and graduate assistant for Campus Recreation.
News & Events
New look for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Green Cards
USCIS announced on 4/19/2017 that it will begin issuing the new cards on 05/01/2017. All cards will remain valid until the expiration date on the card.
03/29/2017 Preliminary Injunction issued for 03/06/2017 Executive Order (EO)
U.S. District Courts in Hawaii and Maryland issue orders to temporary stop enactment of President Trump's 03/06/2017 Executive Order that was set to go into effect on 03/16/2017.
USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Premium Processing
Starting April 3, 2017 USCIS will no longer accept premium processing H-1 B applications. The suspension may last up to 6 months.
Marketing Intelligence grads eligible for STEM OPT
The Masters program in Marketing Intelligence has been reclassified as a STEM degree. Alumni are eligible to apply for STEM extension.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop
April 21 (no OPT workshop April 28)
3 - 4 p.m., Psychology Building, Room 407
Workshop for F-1 students to learn about pre and post completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). Attendance at the workshop is required for all students who want to apply for OPT.
8 p.m., West Village Commons Ballrooms A, B and C
Join the International Student Association for free international food, great performances, fashion show and other fun activities. Interested in performing contact the ISA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know Your Rights
2:30 p.m., Psychology Building, Room 407
Topics will include basic legal rights, interactions with the police, searches and warrants, and there will be time for group questions and answers with visiting attorneys. We strongly encourage you to arrive early to get a seat.
Visas after Graduation Workshop
3 p.m., Psychology Building, Room 407
Join an experienced immigration attorney for an information session about employment options in the United States after OPT and upcoming immigration changes. Registration opens April 3.