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 25 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 friendly, quality service to all of our international students and scholars on campus, and to remain up-to-date on the ever-changing regulations that affect your immigration status.  Come to us with any questions or concerns that you have, and expect us to inform you of any relevant updates or opportunities. IPO will keep in touch with you through our website, monthly newsletters to your UHV campus email account, and UHV International on Facebook, so check your account 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 Weekly workshops and special events/seminars are offered throughout the semester as well.

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, 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!

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 Victoria!

Ludmi Herath
Director, Office of International Programs