University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Current International Students

Due to COVID-19 we have updated all of our websites (International Student and Study Abroad related websites). If you are a parent of a student attending UHV and would like to connect with IPO staff, please email 

University is open and operational. On-campus Housing is open and Dinning will resume after spring break March 24th. Classes are moved online. F-1 students are recommended to remain at UHV at this time. If students wish to return home, students are allowed to return home. Students are required to email to inform of their travel plans prior to their departure from UHV and the U.S.


Student Virtual Advising Advising
Due COVID-19 IPO is offering virtual student advising on the following dates and times. 

Effective March 23rd to May 8th 2020
Monday and Wednesday 10am to Noon
Tuesday and Thursday 1pm - 3pm
CPT - April 14th at 10am
OPT - April 14th at 11am
Skype Hours:  Monday through Friday 10-4pm. 

UHV at Katy International Student Advising Hours
Monday and Thursday: 10am to 3pm (by appointment)
Walkin Hours: Monday and Thursday 10am to 5pm. 
I-20 requests and updated must be submitted in writting and will take 5-7 business days. 

COVID-19 Enrollment Check and Immigration Maintenance
F-1 and J-1 Students remaining in the U.S. must follow all guidelines set forth by faculty in taking courses online. Students must complete assigned tasks and assignments. IPO advisors will check with faculty your participation and submission of course work until May 8th 2020. 

Your International Advisor
Students with last name: A - M
Dr. Ludmi Herath

Students with last name: N to Z
Ms. Yvonne Garcia 


Welcome to UHV! The International Programs Office (IPO) is here to answer your questions and help you with any concerns that you may have. IPO is your best resource on immigration matters as it pertains to your student or scholar visa. We are also the office responsible for working with U.S. federal agencies regarding our international students and scholars studying and/or working. Our dedicated staff can also assist you with your social and personal adjustment to life in the United States. We encourage you to use this site often to learn of the latest changes in immigration issues, upcoming events, and important topics that are relevant to international students.

We hope that you will enjoy your time here in Victoria and at UHV!