Office of International Programs
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The Office of International Programs (OIP) collaborates with academic and administrative partners across UTEP's colleges to enhance the success of the university's international community. Serving as a hub for international student and scholar support, OIP plays a crucial role in promoting cultural awareness, providing programming, services, and outreach opportunities. In addition to fostering a diverse campus environment, OIP is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations and guiding international clients in fulfilling their respective obligations. In summary, OIP is a key facilitator in strengthening the international presence and impact of UTEP.
The Office of International Programs (OIP) assists UTEP international students and exchange visitors (e.g., research scholars, short-term research scholars, international professors and interns) comply with and maintain their non-immigrant statuses. We comply with federal regulations for mandatory record keeping and reporting to federal agencies on behalf of UTEP. We provide high-quality immigration advising and services, and coordinate with university partners to assist international students and scholars in pursuing academic goals.
Global engagement exists locally via UTEP’s Office of International Programs (OIP).
Our services are guided by the notion that today "interconnected social and economic landscape" delineates the performance of specialists (e.g., students, educators, and civic and public officials).
- Leveraging and Improvement of Opportunities
- Promotion of Civic Engagement
- Advancement of Cultural Awareness
- Respect of other identities
- Expansion of Global mindedness
- Administers the PASE tuition discount program for Mexican nationals
- Organizes international student recruitment fairs
- Provides cross-cultural engagement for international and domestic students
OIP uses Sunapsis to manage profiles, review and update information about F-1/J-1 data, and respond to requests by students.
F-1 and J-1 International Students: Submit all your requests for services using Sunapsis (https://sunapsis.utep.edu).
OIP Newsletter is a glimpse into what's been happening in UTEP for the past month that concerns the international students. To view our latest newsletter, go here.