Welcome to the Office of International Affairs!

Our Mission

The Office of International Affairs' (OIA) mission is to enrich and foster the educational and work experience of Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s international community. The OIA serves as a welcoming presence for A&M-SA's international students, and international faculty. The OIA is the institutional resource that facilitates and oversees the lawful immigration status of foreign nationals and non-U.S. citizens who seek to enter the U.S. to receive an education, or to work at A&M-SA while protecting the integrity of the institution through compliance with state, local, and federal regulations.

OIA Services

The OIA offers services to both international students and foreign faculty such as:
  • Immigration advising for various non-immigrant visa categories, e.g., F-1, J-1, TN
  • H-1B visa immigration advising
  • Facilitate with employment-based permanent residency sponsorship
  • Manage International student health insurance
  • Provide information, resources, and support for DREAMERs
  • Act as a liaison for institutional departments and government agencies
  • Cultural events/programming

Immigration Updates:

March 20 - USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions Due to COVID-19

March 18 - USCIS Suspends Routine In-Person Services Due to COVID-19

Institutional Updates:

March 23 Online Instruction for All Classes Begin, Effective through End of Semester
May 6-12 Final Examinations
May 12 End of Spring Semester
May 15 Spring Commencement  (NOW SET FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH)
June 10 Summer Classes Begin
June 17 Census Date 
July 31 - Aug. 3 Final Examinations