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A message from the Center For International Studies And Programs Director Sara Clark.
International Collaborations

The Center for International Studies and Programs supports the development of international agreements. To learn more about the process and review the agreement templates, please check the International Agreements Website.
Newly Developed Collaborations
  • New 1.5+1 Master of Applied Business Analytics joint graduate degree program MOA signed with LM Thapar School of Management in India. (College of Business and Innovation)
  • New 2+2 MOA signed with Vidyalankar Dnyanapeeth Trust's Vidyalankar School of Information Technology in India. (College of Business and Innovation, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
  • New exchange program with Bukovinian State Medial University in Ukraine. (College of Medicine and Life Sciences)
  • New student exchange MOA signed with University of Hertfordshire in U.K. (Center For International Studies And Programs)
For more international collaboration opportunities please contact


It’s Travel Season!
Make sure you fill out the Travel Registry before your UToledo related business trip so that we can better assist you during your journey! This is also a university requirement, so make sure you check all the details in the Travel Registry Website.
Welcoming New International Students
UToledo is expecting over 400 new international students this fall! To be better prepared to welcome these students, here are some resources for you to keep in mind. Feel free to pass it on to your new international students.
  • International Student Welcome Week  August 15, 2022 – August 24, 2022 
    The International Student Welcome Week is a one-week program that aims to provide new international students an opportunity to get familiar with the UToledo campus and university resources. The program combines helpful workshops, presentations and activities on academic support, housing, residence life, campus jobs, campus tour, insurance and classroom expectations for international students. You can check all activities and sessions in the International Student Welcome Week Website.
  • New Student Step-by-Step Website
    This website provides newly admitted international students with a guideline on all the important steps they need to do before starting their first semester.
  • How-to Videos for International Students
    This website provides many videos that help international students navigate the frequently used tools during their studies at UToledo. Students will have the opportunity to find answers to most of their questions just by navigating the How-To Videos Website.
  • UToledo Office Resources
    This website lists various important offices on campus that international students will visit during their studies at UToledo.

For additional information regarding the international welcome week programs, please call 419.530.4229 or send an email to

Policy change for online courses!
The Coronavirus pandemic encouraged us to consider different ways to accommodate our enrolled international student population in the United States. As a result, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) temporarily allowed international students attending institutions implementing COVID-19 restrictions to enroll in more online classes than typically allowed by federal law. At this time, The University of Toledo has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions, and as a result of going back to normal operations, international students will also be required to return to pre-COVID enrollment requirements. The pre-COVID enrollment requirements are as follows: Students currently in F-1 and J-1 status (first semester, transfer, and continuing) are required to enroll in 9 credits (graduate students) or 12 credits (undergraduate students) to maintain F-1 status. UToledo students are also no longer allowed to count more than one online class toward a “full course of study” from the fall 2022 semester going forward. This means that an undergraduate student enrolled in a full course of study (12 credits) must enroll in 9 credits of face-to-face classes and graduate students enrolled in a full course of study (9 credits) must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits of face-to-face classes. This guidance will be in place for the foreseeable future. 

For additional information regarding recent immigration developments, please call 419.530.4229 or send an email to
Employment-Based Immigration Services

Our Employment Based Immigration website now includes an online version of the Employment Based Immigration Handbook.

If a printed version is needed, you can download and print a PDF version of the handbook.
Please contact Maryam Sediqe to schedule a presentation for interested parties who want to learn about processes relevant to employment-based immigration, such as UToledo’s internal processes and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of Labor regulations and processing. 
For employment-based immigration questions, please email
American Language Institute (ALI)
International Graduate Student Access Program (GAP)
GAP provides intensive language and test preparation training to international graduate applicants who have not met the UToledo graduate level language proficiency requirement. Students enrolled in GAP will be provisionally admitted to their graduate program and enroll as a full‐time student at the American Language Institute. All the information about the program can be found at the International Graduate Student Access Program Website.

Online Intensive Language Training Program
ALI now offers fully online self-paced options for English learners who would like to study at UToledo but have not yet met the UToledo language proficiency requirements. Student can now learn English from all around the world! See all the English learning options in the American Language Institute Website.

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Training Program
The ITA Training Program is a program that prepares international teaching assistants to have strong English skills, including cultural and pedagogical components, to be ready and effective in the classrooms. All new international graduate assistants are encouraged to participate in the program and there is currently no cost to the departments or the students. For more information, please visite the International Teaching Assistant Training Program Website.
For questions, please call 419.530.4702 or send an email to
Study Abroad

Faculty-led Program organized by the College of Business and Innovation –  Professor Carol Sullinger and Dr. Gary Insch.
25 students participated in a 10-day trip to Italy and had hands on experience on the Italian economy. The group visited several cities including Rome, Milan, and Florence.

Faculty-led Program organized by the Environmental Science Department – Dr. Jonathan Bossenbroek
12 students participated in a 10-day trip to Trinidad and Tobago. Students were introduced to tropical montane, dry-land montane, mangrove swamp, savannah, and beach. They also learned about local floral communities, bird communities and witnessed egg-laying by leatherback sea turtles.

Currently UToledo has 16 students abroad in Israel, Ireland, France and Spain for the summer study abroad programs. If your students are interested in exploring study abroad opportunities, or if you are interested in building a faculty-led program, please email

CISP News, Events and Programs

I-Dinner (March 26, 2022)
I-Dinner is one of the oldest international student traditions at UToledo where students showcase their rich culture through dance, singing and other forms of performances. People also get a chance to taste food from around the world! This year, over 500 people came to I-Dinner. You can see more photos of the performances in the Center For International Studies And Programs Facebook page.

Holi (April 22, 2022)
The University of Toledo's Indian Student Cultural Organization, the International Students Association, and the UToledo Multifaith Council collaborate every year to put on Holi Toledo. This event is to celebrate Holi and all religious diversity on campus. You can see more photos of the event in the Center For International Studies And Programs Facebook page.

Spring 2022 International Graduation (May 5, 2022)
Over 100 international students participated in UToledo’s International Graduation. All students had the opportunity to be recognized and received a special graduation stole. All the photos of the International Graduation can be seen in the Center For International Studies And Programs Facebook page.

Toledo Sister Cities International Festival (June 25, 2022)
Toledo Sister Cities International Festival is an annual event hosted by Toledo Sister Cities International. People from the community share pride in their heritage and learn about other cultures through food, crafts, performances, and other entertainment. CISP, Indian Student Cultural Organization and UToledo Planetarium volunteered for the event and helped with the kids’ activity tables. More photos of the Toledo Sister Cities International Festival can be seen in the Center For International Studies And Programs Facebook page.
If you would like to learn more about Toledo Sister Cities International, please visit their website.

Easy Information Access With QR Codes

The Center for International Studies and Programs will welcome the new international students this semester with a fully updated information pack which includes a sheet of 6 QR Codes for easy and fast access to UToledo information and resources. 
Upcoming Events (July - September 2022)
  • International Student Welcome Week
    August 15, 2022 – August 24, 2022
  • Study Abroad Fair
    September 20, 2022 from |10:00am - 2:00pm | Student Union Fountain
  • UToledo Explorers – North American International Auto Show
    September 24, 2022
  • International Student Football Tailgate
    October 1, 2022
Numbers at a Glance - Summer Semester 2022
  • Total number of enrolled international students: 680
  • Undergraduates: 274
  • Graduates: 383
  • Total countries represented: 49
  • OPT: 376 (Graduated students still being serviced by Office of International Student and Scholar Services)
  • H-1B Employees: 84
  • Visiting Scholars (J-1s): 46
  • Travel Registry
    UToledo employees and students traveling outside the United States for work purposes are required to register their travel. If you have plans for traveling, please make sure you read all the information in the Travel Registry Website.
  • Meet all the CISP Staff Members
  • International Food Guide
    The 6th edition of the International Food Guide has been published. Celebrate the rich cultures of our city by exploring over 240 international restaurants in the Greater Toledo area! Check out the downloadable version of the International Food Guide.
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