Office of International Programs

Supporting a Global Campus

The Office of International Programs (OIP) champions UT Tyler’s mission to create graduates who understand and appreciate human diversity and the global nature of the new millennium, and to gain international understanding for participation in a global society.  The OIP Team facilitates study abroad opportunities for students, faculty and staff across campus and provides insurance advising, cultural and social programming, and immigration services for UT Tyler international students, students attending the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI), and visiting scholars, faculty and their family members. In addition, the OIP facilitates opportunities for international research and engagement as well as assists departments across campus with international recruitment and marketing initiatives. OIP services are provided to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to all faculty and staff, and support the overall university student retention goals.

In the News! The OIP has created a compact brochure describing the outstanding programs available at UT Tyler.  The brochure is currently translated into five languages: 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 promotes a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for our international students, scholars and visiting faculty from over 68 countries. We provide UT Tyler students with opportunities for cross-cultural interactions, promote collaborative learning opportunities with UT Tyler Colleges and Centers, as well as coordinate international programming for middle school students and their teachers at UT Tyler's Innovation Academy and other Tyler area K-12 schools.

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.

OIP Flags


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

  • SEP30

    Meditation Class

    Harvey Lake 12:30 pm

  • SEP30

    RecSports 100 Mile Club

    HPC 6:00 am

  • OCT1

    Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony

    Cowan Center 9:00 am

  • OCT1

    El Comino al Colegio (The Road to College)

    St. Peter Claver Catholic Church 8:30 am

  • OCT3

    Jazz Combo Concert -

    Braithwaite Recital Hall - 7:30


OIP Staff at UT Tyler

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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