Office of International Programs

Supporting a Global Campus

U.S. citizens from the Tyler community may visit the OIP Passport Acceptance Facility to apply for a U.S. Passport.

The Office of International Programs (OIP) leads, champions and serves UT Tyler's mission through several cross-functional units: Study Abroad and Faculty-Led Travel Study Programs; International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) Center; International Research and Engagement; International Recruitment and Marketing; and the UT Tyler Intensive English Language Institute (IELI), offering courses designed to assist non-native English speakers to improve their language and culture skills as well as prepare for university matriculation.

The OIP promotes a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for our international students, scholars and visiting faculty from over 49 countries who provide opportunities for cross-cultural interactions on our four campuses, take part in collaborative learning opportunities with UT Tyler Colleges, Centers and Research as well as with middle school students and their teachers at UT Tyler's Innovation Academy and enhance the diversity of our entire community.

Our goal is to provide every UT Tyler student with meaningful and safe opportunities to develop intentional and transformative multicultural and global competencies, and to better serve the East Texas region through our globally competent graduates, strategic international partnerships, and multi-disciplinary research collaborations. International programming at UT Tyler aims to provide quality international study abroad opportunities and experiences, assist foreign faculty and students at UT Tyler, and to expand cultural diversity in Tyler and throughout East Texas.

UT Tyler's OIP has a knowledgeable, compassionate and compliance-driven staff committed to global engagement as a fundamental component of the academic experience, research initiatives, faculty support, and the standing of UT Tyler in Texas, the nation, and the world. The OIP team is passionate about transforming lives and making UT Tyler a more culturally diverse community. There are several languages other than English spoken by OIP staff members, including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, as well as Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi (3 of the 24 official languages of India). In addition, there are many opportunities and services that the Office of International Programs can assist you with—come visit us soon!


For emergencies involving an international UT Tyler student, faculty, or staff member, contact the UT Tyler Police Department at 1.903.566.7300. All calls will be immediately routed to the appropriate university crisis manager.

Call 911 if you have an off-campus emergency in the United States (do not call 911 for immigration-related matters). After you have received assistance, notify the Office of International Programs.

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