UT Tyler

Office of International Programs

Supporting a Global Campus

Office of International Programs Announcements 

Our office will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 1, for the winter holiday. We will reopen to our normal business hours Monday, Jan. 2, at 8 a.m. Passport services will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3, at noon.

The Office of International Programs (OIP) leads UT Tyler's international outreach through programming, advising and collaboration.  University preparation is encouraged through Intensive English Language training and issuance of visa documents to incoming students. International study and research opportunities are facilitated for current students and faculty through travel study programs and collaborations with universities abroad. The OIP is responsible for institutional reports to Homeland Security and leads student compliance with UT System’s health insurance policies and federal immigration requirements through advising, workshops and publications. Other institutional-level support includes hosting international scholars and visiting delegations, international marketing and recruitment, and ongoing international risk management.

The OIP team promotes a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for our international students, scholars and visiting faculty from over 50 countries, and supports the overall university student retention goals. We provide UT Tyler students with opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and promote collaborative learning opportunities with UT Tyler colleges and centers. OIP Team members also reach out to local Tyler residents and beyond through our public passport acceptance facility and support international collaborations with community organizations and local K-12 schools, such as UT Tyler's Innovation Academy, the Discovery Science Place and the Tyler Sister Cities program.

In the News! The Second Annual International Fest occurred on Thursday, 10 November 2016. Thank you to the entire UT Tyler community for your participation!  See the event summary for more information on International Fest 2016 as well as descriptions for additional activities occurring in celebration of International Education Week.

The OIP has created a compact brochure describing the outstanding programs available at UT Tyler. Arabic  Chinese  English  Japanese  Spanish

Visit the Office of International Programs Passport Acceptance Facility, open to all U.S. citizens in Tyler and our surrounding communities, to prepare for your next trip abroad! 

The OIP champions UT Tyler’s mission to create graduates who understand and appreciate human diversity and the global nature of the new millennium by providing our students with opportunities to gain international understanding for participation in a global society. 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. 

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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.

For more information, please visit In Case of Emergency.

Important Dates

  • DEC9

    UT Tyler Ring Ceremony

    University Center Theater 6pm

  • DEC9

    Library Extended Hours

    Library 7:30am

  • DEC10

    Library Extended Hours

    Library 9:00am

  • DEC10

    "What Cheer" - Christmas Choral Concert -

    First Presbyterian Church - 6:00 pm

  • DEC11

    Library Finals Hours

    Library 1:00pm


OIP Staff

The Office of International Programs (OIP)

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 (three 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!

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