SMU International Student & Scholar Services

ISSS provides immigration services and programming to SMU students, scholars and professors.

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Welcome New Mustangs πŸ₯³πŸ€© As you prepare to arrive at SMU we wanted to invite you to join us at our Q&A Coffee Hours with current International Student Leaders!

You will have the opportunity to ask current students about their experiences and how life is at SMU. You can register for these sessions through the Link.tree in our Bio.

We look forward to meeting you there! 🀝🐎

Photos from SMU International Student & Scholar Services's post 05/21/2024

Are you a new student wondering how you can start preparing for your next chapter at SMU? πŸ€”πŸ΄

Check out the New Student Handbook and find some helpful tips on how to prepare before your arrival and what to do once you have arrived at SMU 🀩

You may find the link on the ISSS Linktree in the Instagram Bio.


Join us today for lunch and snacks ✨ End of Year Study Break!!

There will be fun games to play and delicious snacks like donuts, watermelon, grapes, pizza, and more! 🀩

How to get there: 2nd floor of Laura Lee Blanton. Behind the main check-in desk. It is outdoors, with cover.


Join us and celebrate the graduating class of 2024! πŸŽ“πŸŽ

Register through our Linktree in our bio 🀩 Everyone is welcome!!

Dinner will be provided πŸ˜‹


Join the Consulate of Peru in Dallas and create your own Peruvian art!!

Paint and ceramics will be provided 🀩


Are you ready for the eclipse today? 🌝

Join us outside of the Laura Lee Blanton Building and get a pair of solar eclipse glasses 😎

(Note there is a limited amount of glasses, they will be provided in a first come, first serve basis)


Want to represent your country for graduation? Order a stole with your country’s flag on it! Check the link in our bio to order πŸŽ“βœ¨


Apply now to be a part of the International Leadership Program! ✨🌏✨🌎✨🌍✨

- Become a guide for incoming international students
- Develop leadership, adaptability, and additional soft skills
- Learn about new cultures, become globally minded while having fun!

Please send in your application to Ana Reyna at [email protected]. Application in linktree (in bio) 🌳


Do you want to know how you can get an Internship as an International Student? πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»

Join us and the Hegi Career Development Center in a workshop that will teach you how to apply to your CPT and how to find an Internship 🀩


Thinking about getting a driver’s license in Texas? Join us for the DPS trip March 21st, transportation included! Tickets on the link in our bio πŸš˜πŸš™

Photos from SMU International Student & Scholar Services's post 03/12/2024

International Student Spotlight! πŸͺ‘🐭
12 SMU International Students, were part of an incredible and creative team at SMU Guildhall created the fantastic game of Kneedle Knight! 🀩
Kneedle Knight is a 3rd-person puzzle platformer game. Conjure fabric with a magic needle as Sir Lukoss the Small and merge in and out of fabric. Solve puzzles, platform across magical objects, and defeat cursed candle minions to return Sir Lukoss to normal and defeat the Witch of Fabric!
Check out their game, which is free to download on Steam.
Anurag Upadhyay (Anku), current International Student Leader!
Jeehoon Hyun (Peter)
Jianming Shi (Jamie)
Zixin Zhuang
Anran Xu
Haoxiang Sun (Yog)
Level Designers:
Bowen D**g
Conger He
D**ghua Li (Elish)
Yifan Li
Arun Kadaganchi
Jianwen Gao (JG)


Need a short break from all the midterm studying? πŸ™‡β€β™‚οΈπŸ“š

Join us tomorrow, play some games, talk and get some Krispy Kreme Donuts! 😍


As an international student, you are required to file your taxes in the US. Join the SpringTax webinars for more information on how to do that! Link to register on our bio 😊


Got any plans for spring break? πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

Get your tickets NOW and join us on this adventure to Six Flags Amusement Park!! πŸŽ’β˜€οΈ

Tickets out for sale now on our bio linktree!! Includes a ticket and transportation to and from SMU to Six Flags 🀩

Photos from SMU International Student & Scholar Services's post 02/28/2024

Hi there! Are you trying to get your SSN? πŸ€”

Join the ISSS office on SSN Day! Get your documents checked this Thursday at the ISSS office anytime between 1-4 pm.

And on Wednesday, March 7th go to the Social Security Administration at 1 pm to get your SSN. ISSS staff will be there to help you if you have any questions!


International students that need a Social Security Number due to employment on campus or OPT, join us for SSN Day! More information to come, keep an eye on your e-mail


Register for tomorrow’s action and culturally packed film experience 🎬🍿

We’ll be having pizza, popcorn, and watching RRR for this International Movie Night! Hope to see you there! 🀩 Registration link in bio


Join us tomorrow, on the International Mother Language Day, to celebrate the beautiful language diversity of our campus! 🌎🐎🌍🐎🌏

Come by and enjoy a delicious meal while you learn more about the language diversity at the Hilltop ✨


Comment below what languages you speak!! βœ¨πŸ—£οΈ

Join us to celebrate the International Mother Language Day at SMU this Wednesday, February 21st! 🌎🐎🌍🐎🌏

Enjoy some food while you meet people who speak languages from all around the world!

Photos from SMU International Student & Scholar Services's post 02/14/2024

The ISSS Office partnered with SprinTax to help international students file their taxes. Students received an email from the office with the instructions for the promo code. Check your email, codes will go on sale March 4th! In the meantime, check this post for some tips on how to file your taxes.


Want to learn more about OPT? πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸŒŽπŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Join us at one of our virtual OPT workshops! Our ISSS Advisors will come prepared to explain to you the process, how you can apply, and answer your questions πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Registration link in bio (Linktree)


Looking to take a break and spend time with your friends? ✨🀩

Join us for a fun study break on Wednesday at Hughes-Trigg, eat snacks and play games with your friends πŸŽ²πŸƒβ™₯️

Photos from SMU International Student & Scholar Services's post 02/02/2024

Have any questions about filing your U.S. Taxes?πŸ’Έ

Check your email for more instructions from ISSS on how to get your Sprintax ready or check our website under U.S. Living for more information πŸ’­πŸ’Έ


Are you looking to meet new people, learn from other cultures, and share your experiences?

Connect with retired professionals now with our Conversation Buddy Program πŸ’¬πŸ’­πŸ—―οΈ

Fill out our survey to get matched with a buddy with mutual interests and career paths as you! Link in out bio (Linktree)


With tax season approaching join us at one of our SSN & ITIN Workshops! ✨

Learn about the difference between SSN & ITIN and how you can apply! We are here to answer your questions :)

Link to register on linktree (in bio)


πŸ’‘Have any questions about how you can work on campus?
πŸ’‘How do I maintain my status?

Join us for one of sessions with the ISSS Advisors (DSO) and get to ask them any questions you might have πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

Registration on LinkTree in our Bio :) If you have any questions please email [email protected]


Join us this Friday at our annual welcome party! πŸ₯³πŸ€ 

We will have some games, prizes, and pizza πŸ•βœ¨

We hope to see you there!


Incoming International Students join us to chat with new and current International Students! ✨

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and ask away β˜•οΈπŸ«– We are here to answer any questions you may have!

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So much fun! Thanks everyone for making our International Coffee Hour so great!




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