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Our Mission

The International Office promotes international programs and services across the breadth of the University by providing a focal point for the international arena. It supports the University by:

  1. Providing special services to the 4,757 international students from 110 countries to ensure opportunities for academic success and for intercultural exchange.
  2. Encouraging UTA students to study abroad in order to develop a better understanding of other cultures and the world at large, and promoting cooperative programs with institutions in other countries to facilitate student, faculty, and other academic exchange.
  3. Supporting campus internationalization through the implementation of intercultural programming and assessment, global education, and engagement opportunities for international and domestic students.

Office of the Executive Director

Jay P. Horn Staci Backs
Jay P. Horn,
Executive Director
Staci Backs,
Administrative Assistant

International Student & Scholar Services


   Director of International Student & Scholar Services

Satu Birch
Satu Birch,

   International Education Advisors

Austin Perry Brianne Faber Christopher V. Mai Desiree Usher
Austin Perry,
Associate Director
Brianne Faber,
Christopher V. Mai,
Desiree Usher,
Meghan Merwin Sarah Laue Worrell Service
Meghan Merwin,
Sarah Laue,
Worrell Service,

   Front Office

Juan J. Vallejo II Catalina Rosquero alex A'Kashia Turner
Juan J. Vallejo II,
Office Coordinator
Catalina Rosquero,
Customer Service Representative
Alexandria Fuller,
Insurance Coordinator
A'Kashia Turner,
Student Assistant
Alejandra Chavarria Chelsea Butler Fahad Aboosally Farah Abubaker
Alejandra Chavarria,
Student Assistant
Chelsea Butler,
Student Assistant
Fahad Aboosally,
Student Assistant
Farah Abubaker,
Student Assistant
Marissa Cripe Sofia Delgadillo Varun Porwal
Marissa Cripe,
Student Assistant
Sofia Delgadillo,
Student Assistant
Varun Porwal,
Student Assistant


Katharine Salem Supreeth Javalli Trishala KC Khatri
Katharine Salem,
Assistant Director
Supreeth Javalli,
Graduate Research Assistant
Trishala KC Khatri,
Data Analyst

Global Engagement

Adam Sichta Ai Doan Erica Bolden
Adam Sichta,
Ai Doan,
Program Coordinator
Erica Bolden,
Graphics Designer

Study Abroad

Kelli Anderson Courtney Bauman Kate Stewart Joan Josiah
Kelli Anderson,
Courtney Bauman,
Assistant Director
Kate Stewart,
Joan Josiah,
Student Assistant