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Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs is an administrative unit at UTHSC, providing advice and counsel on U.S. immigration regulations and compliance. We work with international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and their families (dependents) in several non-immigrant visa categories and provide permanent residency processing for University employees.


The Office of International Affairs is available to assist you.

In addition to in-office meetings, you can reach us by email, by phone, or via a virtual meeting using Zoom or MS Teams at your convenience.

Calls and Meeting Appointments

Call International Affairs: 901.448.8484, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Book a Virtual Meeting with International Affairs

Walk-In Office Hours

Tuesday: 9 am – 1 pm
Thursday: 12 noon – 4 pm

On Tuesdays and Thursdays you can walk in to see us without an appointment during these times.


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Connie Childs
International Student Adviser

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Peggy Mahoney
Immigration Specialist
International Student Adviser


The contents of the Office of International Affairs website, as well as its links to other pages, are only intended for use by UT Health Science Center constituencies:

  • International students and their families
  • International scholars and their families
  • International faculty and staff members and their families
  • University administrators
  • UT-affiliated institutions

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is unable to answer specific questions about UT Health Science Center admission requirements or specific academic programs. For information about the different academic programs at the University, please contact the particular college or department you are interested in, or refer to the UT Health Science Center home page.

OIA staff are not attorneys and do not give legal advice outside of their responsibility to the University.

Jul 8, 2024