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
Immigration and Tax Scam
International Students beware. Please read information about people calling international student and pretending to be IRS or immigration agents.
Supitha "Mook" Phawapoothanon
International studies and political science undergraduate student; president, International Student Association
Marketing intelligence graduate student; president, Graduate Student Association; graduate assistant at English Language Center and Graduate Studies Office.
Exchange student in political science; Study Abroad: How Big Is Your World.
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.
I-20 Travel Signatures
Psychology Building, Room 408
Please remember to get a travel signature on your I-20 before leaving for the summer break.
Summer ISSO Walk-In Hours Begin
International Student Orientation Week
August 21 - 25
Series of workshops, activities and meetings to introduce new students to required immigration and university information, and the Towson/Baltimore area.