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International Students

Welcome to SWOSU, where we serve hundreds of international students each year representing more than 35 countries. We are honored that you have chosen our top-rated school for your continued education.

The International Student Services office is here to ease your transition from admissions to student life and community building. Our highly-professional team is here to assist you with matters such as enrollment, student visas, maintaining a legal presence in the US, working in the US, etc.

From programs to activities, there are many ways for international students to build a network of friends and connect with the community.

Vance Morgan

Vance Morgan

Veteran and International Student Services Coordinator

Principal Designated School Official (PDSO)



Mihaela Roxana Ifrim

Mihaela Roxana Ifrim

International Student Services Coordinator

Designated School Official (DSO)



International Student Services

Contact our office if you need help with any of the following services:

  • Review Applications

    Review international students’ applications for admission and determine eligibility of international prospective students.

  • Form I-20

    Issue Form I-20 (Certificate of eligibility) to qualified international students who meet all SWOSU admission requirements and provide required assistance and documentation to maintain F-1 status.

  • SEVIS Records

    Update and maintain Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records.

  • CPT Authorization

    Authorize qualifying international students for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

  • OPT Recommendation

    Recommend qualifying international students for pre-completion or post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

  • Transportation

    Provide transportation to the airport, doctor’s appointments etc.

  • Identification Cards

    Help international students apply for a social security card, driver’s license.

  • American Tax System

    Educate international students and their dependents about their obligations for maintaining lawful status, the American tax system and their tax filing requirements.

  • International Student Association

    Collaborate with Southwestern International Students Association (SISA) to organize events that promote multicultural awareness and celebrate diversity on campus and in the community.