Welcome to the International Programs Office (IPO)

The Internatinal Programs Office is an integral part of Youngstown State University. We administer the university’s many international initiatives, including International Enrollment, Study Abroad, the English Language Institute, International Student & Scholar Services as well as all international partnership agreements, and other matters of international policy.

The entire staff of IPO serves YSU's international community and enables students to pursue high-value overseas experiences. We invite you - Come to Youngstown. See the world.

Drop-in Hours or Schedule an Appointment

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM By appointment Drop-In By appointment Drop-In By appointment
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM By appointment Drop-In By appointment Drop-In By appointment

Book an Appointment

YSU International Programs Office welcomes you to visit our office in Jones Hall 1042 for assistance by either scheduling an appointment, or dropping-in during these times:

If you have a matter that requires more attention, like Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), reduced course load, I-20 extension, adding dependents, SEVIS transfers, and DS-2019 form update, please schedule an appointment.

Drop-in hours (no appointment required):
Tuesdays: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM -4:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM -4:00 PM

Drop-in times are 15 minutes long, and designed to help answer and address issues quickly. Drop-in topics may include: travel inquiries, general questions related to maintaining immigration status, submitting or retrieving documents, employment and internship guidance, access to resources, and campus and community support.