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About the Office of International Admissions

OIAS Mission Statement

The University of Texas-Pan American student population is a largely Hispanic group numbering more than 18,000 individuals. But diversity on campus is found among the international student population. Over 1000 international students from more than 47 countries attend the university. Their presence and integration into academic, community and student life is an essential part of what the Office of International Admissions and Services (OIAS) does to help meet the overall mission of the university as it prepares students for lifelong learning and leadership roles in the state, nation and world community.

Mission of the Office of International Admissions and Services

  1. Service: Serve the UTPA international community through the coordination and administration of programs that are designed to meet those special needs that are not specifically within the province of the student’s academic advisor
  2. Compliance: Assist in university and student responsibility for compliance with the laws and regulations of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State and other government agencies that govern international students in the U.S.
  3. Advancement: To advance internationalization of the University of Texas Pan American and outreach to the local community through international services and programs.