UTRGV International Student Services

The mission of International Admissions and Student Services is to provide support to our UTRGV inter

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Join us for an Easter Meet & Eat on March 28th from 9 to 11 am! We'll have delicious croissants, fruit, cheese, and juice - a perfect way to start your morning!๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅ


Navigating the world of on-campus and off-campus employment as an international student can be overwhelming, but don't worry - we've got you covered with these key points to keep in mind!


With graduation nearby, it's important to be aware of the course of action you can take and the options available to you.


โœˆ๏ธ Don't forget to always have your essential non-immigrant documents handy! ๐ŸŒ

Photos from UTRGV International Student Services's post 03/08/2024

Celebrating International Women's Day on March 8th!

International Womenโ€™s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, call for change, and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. - United Nations

Today, we honor the incredible achievements, resilience, and contributions of women worldwide. ๐ŸŒโœจ From breaking barriers to leading change, women continue to inspire, innovate, and shape the world around us.

Let's take a moment to recognize and appreciate the diverse talents, perspectives, and strengths that women bring to the table. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ผ Whether in the boardroom, classroom, laboratory, or community, their impact is profound and invaluable.

Happy International Women's Day! ๐Ÿ’


With Spring Break starting next week, it's important to keep these things in mind while you are preparing to travel. We wish you safe travels and a lovely break!๐Ÿงณโœˆ๏ธ


Attention international students! Make sure to place your submittable requests in advance and allow plenty of time for processing. ๐Ÿ•’๐Ÿ“„ If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].


Join us for a delightful brunch gathering where you can connect with new friends, share stories, and empower each other while creating vision boards!
๐Ÿ“… Date: Friday, March 1st, 2024
๐Ÿ•˜ Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
๐Ÿข Location: UTRGV International Student Services, ESTAC 3128
This time, we're adding a creative twist! Bring your dreams to life by crafting your own Vision Board alongside inspiring women. Let's visualize our goals and aspirations together! (Materials will be provided)
Don't miss out on this opportunity to brunch, bond, and create!
Reserve your seat today! RSVP to secure your spot: ๐Ÿ“ง[email protected]
Special accommodations available upon request


Stay on the right side of the law and enjoy your experience here in the United States to the fullest!


If you are interested in being a part of the National Student Exchange program, these are some of the general deadlines for the program. Deadlines vary from campus to campus, so it is important to research any specific campuses you may be interested in. You can find more information on http://nse.org. You can also find a comprehensive list of all campuses placement chances and availability on here: https://nse.org/exchange/colleges-universities/chances/

Photos from UTRGV International Student Services's post 02/16/2024

A big thank you to BSM at UTRGV for putting together this event! Thank you everyone who showed up for making the Girl Talk Brunch a day to remember! We had so much fun connecting with amazing students! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅณ

Photos from UTRGV International Student Services's post 02/14/2024

Love knows no borders, and neither does our Valentine's Day celebration! โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ Thank you to all who joined us and shared a little piece of their culture and love with us. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! ๐Ÿ’•


๐ŸŒธ Girl Talk Brunch: Connect & Empower! ๐ŸŒธ
Join us for a delightful brunch gathering where you can connect with new friends, share stories, and support each other!

๐Ÿ“… Date: February 16, 2024
๐Ÿ•˜ Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
๐Ÿข Location: UTRGV International Student Services, ESTAC 3.128
RSVP to secure your spot:
๐Ÿ“ง [email protected]

Special accommodations available upon request.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to brunch and bond with amazing women. Reserve your seat today!


Join us this Valentine's Day from 9 am - 11 am for some cupcakes, coffee, and treats! We look forward to seeing you stop by!

Photos from UTRGV International Student Services's post 02/09/2024

Today, we immersed ourselves in the vibrant festivities of Lunar New Year at UTRGV, and what a celebration it was! From captivating cultural activities to mouthwatering Asian cuisine, here's a glimpse of the highlights of our event.
๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ Chinese and Korean Calligraphy: Participants delved into the art of calligraphy, discovering the beauty of intricate characters and expressing their creativity with brush and ink.
๐ŸŒŸ Wishing Tree: Our Wishing Tree blossomed with hopes and aspirations for the year ahead, symbolizing unity, prosperity, and the power of collective dreams.
๐ŸŽถ Traditional Korean Songs: The air was filled with the enchanting melodies of traditional Korean songs, transporting us to a realm of timeless elegance and cultural richness.
๐ŸŽต Musical Instruments: Attendees had the opportunity to experience the enchanting sounds of traditional Asian musical instruments, deepening their appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind each note.
๐ŸŽฎ Games: Laughter and excitement echoed as students engaged in friendly competition, bonding over a variety of traditional Lunar New Year games.
๐ŸŽจ Year of the Dragon Painting Activity: Creativity flourished as participants unleashed their imagination onto canvases, capturing the spirit of the Year of the Dragon with strokes of color and expression.
๐ŸฅŸ Delicious Asian Food: A culinary journey awaited us, as we savored the flavors of Asia with a delectable spread of dishes symbolizing luck, prosperity, and abundance.
Today's celebration was a testament to the richness of cultural diversity and the spirit of community at UTRGV. Special thanks to the Department of Writing and Language Studies for collaborating with us.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in making this Lunar New Year truly special!
Here's to a year filled with joy, prosperity, and meaningful connections. ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฒ


It is essential to be aware that, as a nonresident in the US, you're legally required to file a tax return if you received US income during 2023 by the April 15, 2024 deadline. Even if you didn't work or receive income in the US, you're still obliged to file a Form 8843 with the IRS.

To alleviate this process for you, International Student Services has arranged access to 250 Sprintax FREE Access. Codes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents, and check if you're due a tax refund. If you have any questions, the Sprintax team will be happy to help via their 24/7 Live Chat.
Visit our website for more information: https://www.utrgv.edu/iss/current-students/tax-information/index.htm


Here are the upcoming dates for OPT and CPT sessions. Schedule an appointment with an advisor today!

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Here are some quick refreshers about your Visa! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]


Please join us at the 2024 Lunar New Year celebration!
Join us in embracing the festive spirit of the Lunar New Year as we explore the rich tapestry of traditional customs celebrated by Korean and Chinese communities during this joyous occasion. Step into the vibrant world of the Year of the Dragon with us!

Indulge in a delightful experience with free food and engaging activities. Itโ€™s a celebration for everyone, so mark your calendars for Thursday, February 7, 2024. The excitement unfolds in the Ballroom at Edinburg Campus from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Donโ€™t miss out on this cultural celebration โ€“ itโ€™s first-come, first-serve, and supplies wonโ€™t last long. Join us for a memorable Lunar New Year celebration filled with joy, community, and delicious delights!

For any accommodations or additional information, contact us at [email protected]

Photos from UTRGV International Student Services's post 01/11/2024

Welcome International Students! It was lovely meeting you and we hope you enjoy your time here at UTRGV.

Thank you to everyone for helping make orientation a success!


Happy Holidays, everyone! Sending cheer across borders this festive season! Please note our office will be taking a short holiday break from December 25th to January 1st. We will be back on January 2nd, refreshed and ready to support you in the new year!


ATTENTION international students: Be scam-aware! Never share sensitive information over the phone. Make sure to always verify who's calling before disclosing any personal information. Stay safe. Stay aware. Your security is our top priority! โค๏ธ


With the holidays around the corner, it's important to keep these things in mind while you are preparing to travel. We wish you safe travels, and have fun!

Photos from UTRGV International Student Services's post 12/08/2023

CONGRATULATIONS to all Fall 2023 international student graduates! ๐ŸŽ“ It has been a joy to watch your success and growth up to this point. You have worked hard and deserve to celebrate this incredible achievement. Wishing you good luck in all your future endeavors!


Today marks the beginning of a magical 8-day festival filled with laughter, joy, and lots of candle-lit goodness. Happy Hanukkah!

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Brownsville Office is feeling the Holiday Spirit!
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Edinburg, TX

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
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