International Education and Student Services

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Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Thurgood Marshall Library Office 1120
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Where in the World?

Fill out our poll to tell us where YOU would like to study abroad/away

The Office of International Education & Student Services prepares Bowie State students to study abroad and welcomes international students as they study here. We strive to provide a supportive environment that offers peer support as you work to culturally diversify your education. We celebrate various learning activities and introduce you to all types of global awareness and educational opportunities available throughout the campus community.

Our goal is to strengthen Bowie State University's global engagement initiative by helping you experience different learning and research opportunities from diverse communities worldwide.

Why International Education? 

  • Develop global competency skills that are invaluable to any well-rounded college education.  
  • Broaden your perspective and strengthen your communities through international and intercultural engagements.  
  • Celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion through student-centered opportunities. 

    International Students Studying at Bowie State

    If you are an international student looking to enter the United States as a full-time student with a full course load, here's information on the process.


    Study Abroad

    Apply to the study abroad program to experience new cultures in different countries. Our students have studied in Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, England, Germany, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, China, and Japan. Where will you go?  


    Study Away

    Not ready to leave the country? The study away program sends you to a new city within the borders of the United States and Canada. Explore a new location without the commitment of moving. You can spend a semester studying in Miami, LA, New York, or another major city in the United States.


    International Education Week

    Every year, we celebrate the cultural importance of different countries around the world. Stay informed on International Education Week and all upcoming events.


    About the Office

    Bowie State University’s Office of International Education & Student Services (OIESS) recruits and supports international students and scholars; collaborates with international partners; connects students with internship and research opportunities abroad; facilitates international travel for faculty and staff; and assists with developing a globally competent campus community.