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Our Mission


ISSS will be nationally recognized as a leader in campus internationalization and excellence in international student services.  


ISSS advances campus internationalization at Texas State University by offering immigration and holistic integration services for international students, faculty, and staff. 


  • To support Texas State international students by providing immigration, integration, and intercultural expertise to the University community. 
  • To advance Texas State‚Äôs efforts to increase and retain international students. 
  • To deliver meaningful and informed programming initiatives that support international student success at Texas State and post-graduation. 

Who is an international student?

An international student is a student enrolled in a U.S. academic program in a nonimmigrant visa classification.

  • Common nonimmigrant visa classifications are: A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2, E-1, E-2, F-1, F-2, H-1, H-4, J-1, J-2, K-1, L-1, L-2, M-1, R-1, R-2, TN, and TD.
  • F-1 Student is the most common nonimmigrant visa classification at Texas State with over 90% of international students in F-1 status.
  • A student who has applied for or received an immigrant classification such as permanent residency or refugee or asylum status, or who is undocumented is not categorized as an international student.

An Overview of Our Services:

  • Assist international students and academic departments with immigration processes and issues related to non-immigrant F-1 and J-1 students;
  • Assist international faculty and staff and hiring departments with employment authorization issues;
  • Provide mandatory F-1 Student Check-in and host International Student Resource Fair;
  • Advise and advocate for international students and scholars;
  • Plan and host programs for international students and scholars;
  • Provide statistical reports
  • For the complete list, click here.

Legal Advice and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Advising

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers best practices information on immigration processes such as Change of Status, Reinstatement, F-2, J-1, J-2, H-1B, H-4, and other related statuses as a courtesy to international students and their dependents under a Texas State University issued Form I-20. All information provided is not considered legal advice. It is recommended that you consult with a board-certified immigration attorney if you need additional assistance with an immigration process.