International Student Services

There are many reasons you, as an international student, might choose to study in the US – the high regard in which a US degree is held internationally, flexible learning options, great opportunities. You can find all of that and more, here at Touro University. We value our international student community as part of the diverse community on our campuses and in our classes.

We know that while the learning experience in our schools is a rewarding one, there are a few more steps to get there for international students. You’ll need transcript evaluations, an I-20 issuance and an F-1 visa. The International Student Office understands the challenges for international students and we’re here to help make those steps as smooth for you as we can. Take a look around this website and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

What you can study

We welcome international students in most of our programs, and many of our programs are STEM-designated and are eligible for the OPT extension. See the programs that admit international students and STEM-designated majors.

Attend an Info Session

Business Programs

November to March, Tuesdays 10:30 am New York time/3:30 pm UTC

March to November, Tuesdays 11:30 am New York time/3:30 pm UTC

Learn about our bachelor’s and master’s programs, including our MBA. Application fee waiver for all attendees.

Sign Up

STEM Programs in Technology, IO Psych & Health Sciences Programs

November to March, Thursdays 10:30 am New York time/3:30 pm UTC

March to November, Thursdays 11:30 am New York time/3:30 pm UTC

Learn about our STEM-designated technology, IO psychology & health sciences bachelor’s and master’s programs. Application fee waiver for all attendees.

Sign Up

What we can help with

We assist international students with F1 visa issues and provide the following student services:

  • Student visa and status advisement
  • I-20 issuance and updates
  • OPT/ CPT Process
  • Transfer-in/out process
  • F-1 student orientation and workshops
  • Travel authorization
  • Verification letters for visa and Social Security application purposes

If you have questions about admissions, please contact your school's admissions counselor. Upon your full acceptance to the program, you will need to contact International Admissions Coordinators to process your I-20 application.


The Touro University International Student Affairs Office provides two orientations each semester. For more information about either orientation, dates, and to sign up, contact the International Student Affairs Office.

New International Student Orientation

Congratulations on starting your study abroad journey at Touro University! While in your first semester at Touro, we want to make sure you’re connected to the resources you need for successful study and continue to meet all the visa requirements for international study at Touro. New International Student Orientation will cover everything you need to know, from important immigration regulations to international student employment and cross-cultural activity information.

The workshop is held online via Zoom and is mandatory for all new international students. At the beginning of the semester, you will receive an email with the date and time of the next orientation.

International Student Employment Workshop

Applying for a job in the U.S. as an international student has some extra steps and considerations. International Student Employment Workshop will cover important visa regulations for student employment, valid employment options, On-campus employment, and CPT and OPT application procedures.

This workshop is held online via Zoom and is mandatory for all international students before applying for CPT and OPT. Please note that students who were offered on-campus or any off-campus employment through CPT and OPT must report their employment to the International Student Office. International students will receive an email with the date and time of the next workshop.


Located in the student services area at:
3 Times Square, Room 206
New York, NY 10036


Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am -2:00pm (9:00am - 1:00pm, November through January)

International Student Advisors (Designated School Officers, or DSO)

Sun Hee Choi
Director of International and Veteran Student Affairs/ PDSO
3 Times Square, Room 206
New York, NY 10036
212-463-0400 Ext 55607

Adam Lubatkin
Coordinator of International and Veteran Student Affairs
3 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
212-463-0400 Ext. 55391

Susan Thompson
Director of Enrollment Touro Law Center/DSO 
Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

International Student Admissions

Lita Cabezas: For Undergraduate Schools and Professional Schools
Associate Director of International Admissions
212-463-0400 Ext. 55644

Sharmilee Hoopnarine: For Graduate Schools
International Admissions Coordinator
212-463-0400 Ext. 55119

International Student Recruitment and Enrollment

James Shafer 
Director of International Student Recruitment and Enrollment 
Tel: +1 646-777-9585