Welcome to the Office of International Affairs!


OIA Updates

Winter Break: The campus will close from December 21, 2020, through January 1, 2021. The OIA will not be working during this time, and will not respond to phone calls or emails, or requests. The office will reopen on January 4 during regular business hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In order to process travel signatures before we close for the winter break, please submit your request to the OIA no later than December 21,2020. 

Travelling for the holiday? 

Due to the current pandemic, safe travel is advised whether you are travelling locally, nationally, or travelling abroad. The current pandemic situation has created some unique challenges with travelling internationally. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site to stay informed on travel restrictions.

Our Mission

The Office of International Affairs' (OIA) mission is to enrich and foster the xguanjia.cncational 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 xguanjia.cncation, 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
  • Manage International student health insurance
  • Provide workshops to international students
  • Cultural events/programming
  • H-1B visa immigration advising
  • Facilitate with employment-based permanent residency sponsorship
  • Act as a liaison for institutional departments and government agencies

Did You Know? 

Did you know you can book an appointment with the Office of International Affairs in a variety of ways? Find out the many different ways you can book an appointment with us by watching the video below:

               

Important Dates

December 7-12 Final Examinations
December 12 End of Fall Semester
December 15 Commencement
December 24- January 1 Winter Break – A&M-SA Closed
January 11 Classes Begin
January 27 Census Date