Mission Statement

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.

world map showing countries of students OISPS serveOISPS proudly serve F-1, M-1, and J-1 students and scholars from 61 countries spanning 5 continents, including gainfully employed international alumni.