Welcome to the Houston Forum of Advisors of Internationals! 

Membership in the Houston Forum is open to administrative personnel at higher education institutions that are responsible for providing services to international students and scholars in the Greater Houston area, as well as any areas outside of Houston that fall under the jurisdiction of the Houston District Office of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Houston Forum meets twice per year, usually in March and September. In addition, important updates are shared via email by members of the Houston Forum leadership team.

Spring 2016 Houston Forum Meeting

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016

Time:  9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sam Houston State University, Lowman Student Center- Room 320, 1802 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX, 77341
Tentative Agenda:  
  • Presentations and updates by various government agencies, including:
    • Student and Exchange Visitor Program
    • Texas Department of Public Safety
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    • U.S. Social Security Administration 


  • Updates and Discussion
    • F-1
    • J-1
    • H-1B
Parking:  Sam Houston State University will provide parking vouchers for conference attendees.  Parking will be available at the parking garage next to the Lowman Student Center.  It is marked as Parking Garage 301 on the map below

Registration: Free. Will be available in the near future. On-site registration will be available at the meeting.