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Welcome to the International World of the University of Houston-Clear Lake. With approximately 1400 international students from over 55 countries UHCL is ranked by the Institute of International Education as one of the top 40 Master’s Institutions for international students enrolled in the United States. The location of UHCL in the city of Houston, with more than 80 consulates, offers an unprecedented opportunity where one can evolve towards global citizenship. No matter where you’re from, Houston will feel like home! This is a city known for its cultural diversity and hospitality. Whether you want to explore or reconnect with familiar languages, news, music, cultural celebrations or food, UHCL’s convenient location makes it all possible.

As the one stop shop for all aspects of campus internationalization, OIAP offers a wide array of services to its stakeholders. listed below is a brief description of the services offered by the office:

International Admission: to help prospective international students with the admissions process. OIAP handles all matters related to international admissions. Moving to another country to pursue your education can sometimes be a daunting task. Our job is to make your transition as easy as possible.

International Advising: serves current UHCL sponsored international students, dependents, and scholars (F-1 students and alumni, F-2 dependents, and J-1 exchange visitors). All immigration related services such as the processing of immigration documents, government reporting, status letters, change of status, and work authorization are handled by International Advising.

Study Abroad Programs: At UHCL, we are committed to helping students expand their global awareness. Study abroad allows students to have the experiences that come with traveling abroad while also enhancing their academic program. Students and faculty who are interested in study abroad opportunities should contact OIAP to arrange an information meeting.  All students who participate in a study abroad program are required to complete the University’s study abroad participation forms, purchase the University approved study abroad health insurance, and attend a pre-departure orientation meeting.

New International Student Orientation programs: is offered prior to each fall, spring and summer semester and is mandatory for all new international students. A comprehensive two day program is offered to all new international students to the university. The orientation provides information regarding health insurance, visa regulations, cross-cultural adjustment, transition to college, negotiating campus setting, academic and peer advising. Airport pickup services are offered for first time international students.

International Academic Agreements: all international articulations and agreements are managed through the office.


The Vision 

The University of Houston-Clear Lake strives to be a globally-focused university.

The Office of International Admissions and Programs at UHCL:

● Encourages understanding of at least one other culture.

● Expands study abroad and internship opportunities for all students. 

● Focuses on faculty development and rewards for international involvement.

● Examines the organizational needs of international education.

● Cooperates with institutions in other countries.

● Works with local schools and communities to develop and support international understanding and international initiatives.

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Phone: +1-281-283-2740


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Office of International Admissions & Programs

University of Houston Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevard, M.C.225

Houston, Texas-77058

Helpful Links

Submit Advising Updates and Requests
I-94 Retrieval
Register for Spring 2017 New International Student Orientation
Airport Pickup Request Form
UH-Clear Lake Transition Checklist

Spring 2017 IO Leader Application 

Last updated: 05/03/2016 UTC
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