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Office of International Programs

International Student, Scholar & Faculty Services

The Office of International Programs provides post-admission advising, institutional reporting to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and immigration information and support to UT Tyler's international students through workshops, individual student advising and outreach.  

International Advisors at the ISSFS Center assist all international students, scholars and faculty who come to UT Tyler for academic study or research purposes, providing services related to F-1 students who wish to study at UT Tyler, as well as information on the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (J-visa) and H-1B petition for international faculty at UT Tyler.  OIP ISSFS staff work closely with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a part of the National Security Investigations Division in the Department of Homeland Security, to advise, monitor and report on all nonimmigrant students attending UT Tyler in the F visa classifications and their dependents, as well as work closely with the Department of State (DoS) Exchange Visitor Programs to advise, monitor and report on nonimmigrant exchange visitors in the J visa classification and their dependents.

In addition, OIP ISSFS Center staff provide assistance with international health insurance requirements and organize cultural and social programming for UT Tyler international students, students attending the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI), and visiting scholars, faculty and their family members. Specific information is listed under international services on the navigation bar to the left.

International advisors are located at the OIP main building at 3620 Varsity Drive, as well as at the OIP International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) Center in the University Center (UC 2160), to assist all internationals who come to UT Tyler for academic study or research purposes.

OIP and ISSFS Center Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OIP Insurance Advising Hours, 3620 Varsity Drive 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (last sign-in at 4:30 p.m.)
Contact: Ms. Nandini McClurg   

ISSFS Center Immigration Advising Hours, University Center 2160 
Monday - Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (last sign-in at 4:30 p.m.)

F-1 Students with last names beginning A – L; Faculty H1-B & PERM Petitions
Contact: Mr. Daoming Chen

F-1 Students with last names beginning M – Z; Houston Engineering Center (HEC)
Contact: Ms. Meg Morgan: 

Appointments or Walk-in meetings are available - on a first-come, first-served basis - with priority to those who have made a previous appointment. 
Email issfs@uttyler.edu to request an appointment. 

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