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TWU ISSS Regulations & Policies

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Department Overview 

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides information and support to Texas Woman's University (TWU) students, faculty, and staff regarding F-1 student Visa and J-1 scholar Visa regulations, as well as academic program requirements related to Visa eligibility. 
  • TWU F-1 Visa holding students are provided with information on F-1 Visa regulations and requirements to maintain eligibility during their academic program at TWU. It is the F-1 Visa holder's responsibility to learn, understand, and comply with U.S. federal laws and regulations pertaining to F-1 Visa status, as well as all information printed on the student's individual I-20. 
  • TWU Faculty are provided with information on how to support F-1 Visa holding students while those students adhere to eligibility requirements in their academic program, and eligibility requirements for F-1 Visa holding students in internship, graduate assistantship, and academically related employment opportunities.
  • TWU Staff are provided with information to support F-1 Visa holding students' access to various campus resources with respect to varied needs related to F-1 Visa status. 

International Student & Scholar Services Staff
The ISSS office is located in Old Main, Suite 113 (Administrative offices), Suite 112 (Student Support).
  • Director/Principal Designated School Official (PDSO): Dr. Gregoria A. Zamora,
  • Assistant Director/Designated School Official (DSO): Valerie Borgfield,
  • ISSS main office contact: 

The TWU ISSS office is open Monday - Friday, from 8am - 5pm. To ensure that a staff member is available, students should email their DSO to request an appointment during business hours. F-1 Visa holding students should access the TWU academic calendar regularly to stay aware of office/university closures and anticipate submission/review timelines for all requests submitted through the International Portal.