International Student and Scholar Services

It’s our job to help you navigate your transition to life as a college student in the United States. Prior to your arrival on campus, we can provide advice on such matters as how to apply for a visa and entry into the US. After you arrive, we will give you orientation information that explains your rights and responsibilities as an international student and advice on adjusting to American culture.

Image of international_studentsThroughout your studies at St. Mary’s University, we are available to answer your questions about immigration issues, host cultural and social events, and refer you to the appropriate campus and government offices when your need is outside our support. Beyond our technical services, we want to get to know you and ensure that your experience at St. Mary’s is a positive one.

In case of an emergency, please contact the St. Mary’s University Police Department for assistance at 210-431-1911.

Contact Us

Alfredo Varela, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for International Programs
210-436-3432