University Catalog

Office of International Education

Mission Statement

OIE Supports the University by:

Developing and implementing internationalization initiatives that support the University’s Strategic Plan 2025 Bold Solutions – Global Impact

Providing content knowledge expertise and specialized services for 6,000 plus international students from over 100 countries to ensure opportunities for academic and professional success, and intercultural exchange.

Leading study abroad programs that equip UTA students with a better understanding of other cultures and the world at large and promoting cooperative programs with overseas institutions to facilitate student, faculty, and other academic exchanges.

Enhancing campus internationalization and cultural competency development through the implementation of intercultural training and assessment, global education opportunities, and engagement opportunities for international and domestic students.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International Student Services

Advising for international students is available Monday through Friday.  In addition, ISSS processes a variety of requests to help students remain in compliance with university policies and government (Department of Homeland Security, Department of State) regulations.  ISSS also offers various workshops and seminars throughout the year for international students who want to learn more about topics such as off-campus employment.  For more information, including advising hours, request forms, and seminar schedules, please visit:

J-1 Scholar Services

ISSS works closely with other departments at UT Arlington to bring international exchange visitors to campus for research activities, teaching, and internships.  For more information, please visit:

Study Abroad

To help students attain the education demanded by today’s increasingly interdependent world, UT Arlington offers the opportunity to study overseas while earning credit toward a degree.  Some programs involve direct enrollment in an overseas institution, while others are led by UT Arlington faculty members.  For more information, including program and application requirements, please visit:

Global Engagement

As part of the Office of International Education, the Global Engagement department advances UTA’s strategic initiatives in relation to international education and intercultural learning.

Global Engagement provides intercultural programs that connect our diverse U.S. and international student populations, trainings and assessments that enhance cultural understanding for all members of the UTA community, ongoing support for international students in a variety of areas, and global education opportunities.

Programs | UTA Office of International Education