International Students and Scholars

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OISPS Mission

The mission of the Office of International Student Programs and Services is to help students and scholars maintain their visa status while studying at Lamar University. Our objective is to assist international students and scholars with cultural adjustment and other issues they may face as new students to Lamar University and living in the United States. We also encourage students and scholars to take advantage of the many social, cultural, and educational programs and events to meet other international and domestic students, faculty, and staff


The Office of International Student Programs and Services strives to be the primary resource for non-immigrant regulations for F-1/M-1 students, J-1 scholars, and Lamar University.


OIES serves as the primary resource for non-immigrant students and scholars at Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, and Lamar State College-Port Arthur.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:

International Student Services
P.O. Box 10263
211 Redbird Lane
Beaumont, TX 77710 U.S.A.


General Inquiries

OPT, CPT, STEM Requests/Updates

Hours & Location:

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Walk-In Advising Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wimberly Building 117


Phone: 409-880-7635
Fax: 409-880-8414

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