University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Welcome from the International Programs Office

University is open and operational. On-campus Housing is open and Dinning will resume for fall 2020. Fall 2020 operational plan will be released soon. International students planning to return to the U.S. from abroad are strongly recommended NOT to make travel plans until mid-July and plan to arrive no later than 14-days prior to any campus activity start date. F-1 students are recommended to remain at UHV at this time. If students wish to return home students can return home, but strongly recommended to check with CDC for possibility of their return to the U.S. We cannot confirm that students will be able to return to the U.S. once departed. The U.S. Embassies are temporary closed. If students are able to return and have plans to return to the U.S. students must be prepared to be self-quarantined for 14 days prior to any activity start date for fall 2020. More information email Please note if you are a student out of the U.S. planning to arrive to UHV, please contact International Programs 21 days prior ro your arrival as you are madated to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Chat with us

  1. Every Thursday starting April 9th at 10am-11am at   OR
  2. Second Saturday sessions at 5am-6am Central U.S. Standard Time

    1. July 11th at 5am CST
    2. August 8th at 5am CST
  3. To schedule a 1:1 virtual appointment visit Bookings page. 

To convert time to the U.S. CST time click Timezone Converter

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 Office 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. 

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