The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

International Admissions and Student Services Office of Global Engagement

Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Order

Per the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to nationals of the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or pay any visa fees at this time. If you already have an appointment scheduled, please DO NOT ATTEND. You will not be permitted entry to the Embassy/Consulate. We will announce any other changes affecting travelers to the United States as soon as that information is available. If you are an F1 student who are national of one of the above countries and you are currently in the United States, you should not travel outside the United States. A DHS statement posted on January 29, 2017 states, "We are also working closely with airline partners to prevent travelers who would not be granted entry under the executive orders from boarding international flights to the U.S."


Who We Are

The rich diversity that’s brought to UTRGV by international students is a crucial element of our special culture and a truly distinctive aspect of our community. We celebrate each other’s differences in a way that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone, while also embracing the fact that each and every student here is joined by a common desire for a world-class education.

The mission of the Office of the International Admissions and Student Services is to provide support to our UTRGV international student population.

Our services include:

  • Advising on international admissions requirements from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Conducting orientation and cultural events to help our international students to integrate and adjust to the new academic, cultural, and social life at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
  • Serving as a liaison with our U.S. governmental agencies, U.S. Consulates, and sponsors that support international student education.
  • Connecting our international student population with the community, volunteer programs, student organizations, and campus services available to them.