Life as a Tiger

International students and scholars have exciting and enriching opportunities to experience and learn about American culture in San Antonio, Texas, and other regions within the United States.

 Welcome to San Antonio

A video from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

Two Trinity students walk in front of the Alamo in downtown San Antonio.

San Antonio

Our Big, Small Town

Trinity has called San Antonio home for more than 75 years… but it doesn’t take that long to relish its close-knit community and small-town feel combined with its vastly innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

More than 50% of the SA population speaks a language other than English at home.

in the nation
San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S., and the 2nd most populated in Texas (behind Houston).

most visited city in Texas
San Antonio is home to the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and the UNESCO World Heritage Mission sites.

Explore San Antonio

Three women walk down a landscaped sidewalk next to the San Antonio river.

City Excursions


Shopping Shuttle

Use the shopping shuttle to grab essentials from Target Park North or Central Market. The shopping shuttle, FREE and open to all Trinity students, runs on select Saturdays. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.



ISSS sponsors several trips to the Department of Public Safety and the Social Security Administration offices during the fall and spring semesters.
Required: Sign-up for a reservation to guarantee a spot. Seating is limited, so sign up early.

A group of students rides a VIA bus as the city passes by out the window

Transportation Options


City Bus

The Trinity campus is surrounded by VIA bus stops on lines 5, 8, 11, and 509.


Bike Share

For short trips around town, consider San Antonio Bike Share. A bike station is available south of McLean residence hall.


Car Share

ZipCar is available on campus for students who hold valid driver licenses and are registered with the program.

Buying a Car

Some Tigers need to purchase a vehicle upon arrival in the U.S. Buying a car is a multi-step process, and driving a car requires the driver to hold a valid driver license and automobile insurance. View tips on buying a car, and review Trinity’s Parking Services guides.

LeeRoy the Tiger walks on a treadmill.

Health Guides and Resources

Health and wellness is a priority on Trinity’s campus, and there are countless resources to guide your own personal path toward health and wellbeing.

Health Services Wellness Counseling Services

Get Medication Delivered to Campus

Students can have prescription medication delivered to campus through local pharmacy delivery services. Call or check in with the pharmacy of your choice to learn more about delivery options and associated fees.

A female Trinity student writes Chinese characters on a whiteboard.

Language and Communication Resources


There are multiple English as a Second Language (ESL) resources in our community, sponsored by area colleges and universities. Learn more about these programs:

International Mail

Expedited international mailing can be done through Air Concepts USA’s Smart and Simple Shipping for Students and Institutions.

The United States Postal Service, UPS, and DHL also provide international mailing and shipping options.