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International Programs


International Student Orientation

International Programs hosts an international student orientation each semester for new and transfer international students to UHV. International student orientation is mandatory for all international students. International Student Orientation is customized only for our new and transfer international students to ensure that our students are ready to transition to college life at UHV. We understand that leaving family and home behind can be a difficult adjustment for our international students. International Programs is here to assist our international students during this difficult transition time. The content, events, and facts covered by the international student orientation is not covered by any other department on-campus. 

International student orientation includes information concerning immigration issues, Housing, banking, transportation, academic skills building, plagiarism, cross-cultural adjustment, work authorizations, Social Security Cards, etc. The International student orientation also provides networking opportunities with other new students as well as returning international students. International student orientation is a great way to acclimate to UHV and be welcomed to our friendly, safe community.

International Student Ambassador Program (ISAP)

International Student Ambassadors (ISAs) are current UHV students who volunteer to welcome and assist incoming international students during international student orientation. ISAs play a major role in adjusting to the university and the community for new international students. ISAs are an important resource for new students as they have been a part of UHV and can share their experiences as students of our campus. Volunteering as an ISA is not only a great service opportunity but also a great leadership and networking opportunity.

International Student Café Series

International student café series are organized by UHV International students to share their culture with UHV students, faculty and staff. International Programs will host the two café series every semester. Students, faculty and staff will be able to meet with our international students, learn about the culture, and taste small samples of food.  Travel the world without leaving Victoria, TX.

International Student Sash Ceremony

Graduation is one of the most exciting events for our international students. We know the hard work and dedication that our international students devoted to graduate. International student sash ceremony is an event hosted by International Programs to graduating international students and their families. Sash Ceremony is designed for graduating international students. UHV will provide a sash and a pin from their country of citizenship. International students will wear their sashes at commencement. This sash makes the international students stand out and showcase our international students pride for their country of citizenship. Graduating international students can invite their friends, family, co-workers, supervisors and professors to this event. At the end of the Sash Ceremony all the guests are invited for meet, greet and photo opportunities with faculty, staff and other dignitaries from UHV.