International students and scholars bring the world to Trinity
by sharing diverse perspectives in all aspects of campus and community life.


International students represent approximately 10% of Trinity’s total student population.


More than 20 student organizations are dedicated to international cultures and communities.


Trinity students, faculty, and staff come from more than 50 countries.

Supporting International Students and Families

ISSS supports Trinity’s international students and families by providing immigration and intercultural expertise to the University community and delivering meaningful and informed programming initiatives to create an inclusive and engaged global community at Trinity.

Student Experience Life and Culture

Supporting International Scholars and Staff

ISSS is excited to help international faculty, staff, and scholars become a part of the Trinity community. Our office provides social and cultural support for H1-B faculty and staff, J-1 exchange visitors, and other statues.


Meet the ISSS Team

The staff of Trinity's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office are uniquely qualified and eager to assist international students and scholars at Trinity University.

Collectively, the ISSS staff has a significant depth of cross-cultural study and experience living and working abroad. In addition, we are familiar with the U.S. regulations that apply to non-immigrant internationals studying or working at Trinity University and are able to effectively relate to international student and scholar needs and issues.

Katsuo A. Nishikawa
Katsuo A. Nishikawa, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for International Engagement
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Laura Rodríguez Amaya, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Int'l Student & Scholar Services
Jessie Jiang
Jessie Jiang
International Student & Scholar Services Advisor

Contact Us

Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, 141 (Library Basement)


Virtual Office Hours

No appointments needed

  • Mondays: noon-1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 4-5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 3-4 p.m.

Meeting ID: 254 172 6606
Passcode: ISSS

To set-up a scheduled appointment, email

About the Office


Community and Partnership

ISSS partners with the campus community to promote a successful educational, personal, and professional Trinity experience for our international community, and supports academic units in hiring international faculty and staff.


Advising and Advocacy

We provide immigration advising and advocacy regarding academic, personal, and immigration concerns; and we promote opportunities for community engagement through educational, social, and cross-cultural programming.