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Due to the New Students Orientation, there will be no advising on Thursday, August 16th.
However, the Office of International Education remains open for drop off and pick up documents only.

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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

Satu Birch
Satu Birch, Director of International Student & Scholar Services
Austin Perry Desiree Usher Giovanna Muir Meghan Merwin Nikolaos Barmparesos
Austin Perry, Associate Director Desiree Usher, International Advisor Giovanna Muir, International Advisor Meghan Merwin, International Advisor Nikolaos Barmparesos, International Advisor
Sarah Laue Worrell Service
Sarah Laue, International Advisor Worrell Service, International Advisor


Katharine Salem Christopher V. Mai  
Katharine Salem, Assistant Director Christopher V. Mai, International Advisor

Global Engagement

Adam Sichta Ai Doan  
Adam Sichta, Director of Global Engagement Ai Doan, Program Coordinator

Study Abroad

Kelli Anderson Courtney Bauman Allison Ross  
Kelli Anderson, Director of Study Abroad Courtney Bauman, Assistant Director Study Abroad Allison Ross, Study Abroad Advisor

Front Office

Juan J. Vallejo II alex Catalina Rosquero  
Juan J. Vallejo II, Front Office Coordinator Alexandria Fuller, Insurance Coordinator Catalina Rosquero, Senior Office Assistant