University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Director's Welcome

Welcome to University of Houston - Victoria

You are joining a dynamic and diverse international community with students on campus representing over 40 countries. The staff members of International Programs Office (IPO), a division of the Academic Affairs, is eager to meet you, and to provide assistance and support as you fulfill your academic goals at our outstanding University of Houston - Victoria. We strive to provide comprehensive global education to all of our students at UHV. Comprehensive Global Education comprise of Global Learning, Global Services, Global Research and Development, Global Engagement and Global Awareness. Ask from us how you can Make Your Mark to be an engaged Global Citizen. IPO will keep in touch with you through our website, IPO events, programs and through social media such as  UHV International on FacebookInternational Programs Twitter, and International Programs Instagram. Add International Programs as your favorite and check  regularly for these important updates and announcements. Our website will be a key tool in answering many of your questions, we always welcome you to stop by our office to get to know our staff and student workers, for any assistance or call our office number anytime with your questions. Our dedicated knowledgeable staff will answer your concerns and questions in a timely manner. Our amazing staff will conduct  workshops and special events/seminars are offered throughout the semester for you to learn Global opportunities. 

During your time at University of Houston-Victoria, I welcome and challenge you to get involved not just in the classroom and the laboratory, but also with the numerous student groups and activities on campus. The friendships and leadership skills you will gain by joining a student organization and through our amazing Student Development programs sponsored by Student Services, or joining any of the student organizations on campus are invaluable. Similarly, international students and scholars from around the world, I hope you take the time to explore Houston-Victoria and other destinations in the beautiful southeastern U.S. during your stay. We recommend you to take this opportunity in the U.S. to travel and see our amazing country and share your experiences with friends and family back home and connect your friends and family to UHV! To our domestic students from Texas and around the U.S, take this opportunity to get to know our international students and scholars and learn about their counties and cultures and seek opportunities to travel outside of the U.S. to taking in a Study Abroad programs available through UHV. 

You have been given an incredible opportunity, one that I hope will also lead you to learn more about yourself and the world around you. We are excited to welcome you to UHV, and look forward to assist you and your family as you transition to your academic and personal future here at UHV!

Best wishes, and welcome to UHV! 

Ludmi Herath, Ph.D. 
Director, Office of International Programs