University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Welcome from the International Programs



The University of Houston-Victoria in Victoria, Texas, offers a unique combination of excellent, affordable, and personalized academic and leadership opportunities to empower students to become successful 21st-century citizens in an increasingly complex world. We offer accredited and nationally ranked programs at an affordable price with automatic scholarship opportunities for international students. UHV makes sure that its graduates are given the tools they need to make their mark in society and the world.

At the University of Houston-Victoria, the International Programs  functions as a catalyst for internationalization and a hub for all things international for our International Students and Scholars as well as our domestic students seeking to expand their horizons. 

To schedule an appointment  or Join International Programs at the Virtual Lobby on Mondays to Thursdays 9-4pm Central Standard Time (The university is closed on the weekend and federal holidays) Walk-in appointments are welcome. International Programs encourages students to schedule face-2-face and virtual meetings via  Microsoft Bookings  prior to all meetings to ensure staff availability.  All virtual appointments will be recorded. 

In-Person Assistance (Victoria Campus)
Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm. 

In-Person Assistance (Katy)- Walk-in  
Wednesday: 9am -2pm & 3-5pm
Friday: 12am -2pm (by appointment only)

Our Objectives

  • Promotes and Increases cross-cultural learning, global engagement and global competency

  • To assist the University's various academic and Student Life Departments to integrate global perspective into the curriculum and program development and implementation

  • Serve as the primary campus liaison to U.S. government agencies (Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Student and Exchange Visitor Program) in issues relevant to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars to ensure access to updated and accurate immigration information to be in compliance with U.S. F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations 

  • To enhance the University's commitment to supporting faculty and staff for their efforts to internationalize the curriculum, programs, and institution

  • To provide opportunities for faculty and staff members interested in initiating a new or enhancing existing teaching, learning, research, innovation, outreach and engagement activities to graduate globally competent and globally engaged global leaders.  

  • To enhance existing programs for international students and scholars and to strengthen their engagement in academic components of the University.

  • Serve as the primary responsible department for Comprehensive Internationalization at the University
  • Conduct intercultural training programs and services to prepare UHV faculty and staff, students, and the greater community to be effective global citizens through a variety of training opportunities