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Dr. Debbie Thorne
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Phone: 512.245.1217

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A Message from the President

Welcome to Texas State University, the Rising Star of Texas! Texas State    is located in San Marcos about halfway between Austin (the state capitol)   and San Antonio. Our students often comment on the collegiality and sense  of community that exists on our campus, as well as the many educational, cultural, and social activities within easy reach. We are a diverse institution with over 34,000 students, thirty-four percent of whom are ethnic minorities. We are one of the five most     popular universities in the state and are  extremely proud of our high graduation rates. Once students arrive on our campus, we are dedicated to supporting them through graduation and into     the next stages of professional and personal development.

At Texas State, we provide a premier, student-centered educational   experience to all students. We appreciate the diverse opinions and experiences international    students bring to our campus as they enrich our learning and working environment. Our international students are engaged in numerous academic and extracurricular activities. For example, the Indian Student Association hosts a Diwali celebration during International Education Month, a month dedicated to international events and activities. In the spring, the Japanese Language and Culture Club hosts a Sakura Festival. These well-attended events, along with many others, exemplify Texas State’s spirit of inclusiveness for all types of ideas and people.

On behalf of the university, I am so pleased you are considering Texas State and hope this website provides the information you are looking for as you choose an institution that will best meet your academic needs. This website will link you to general information about our university and community, as well as information about many programs Texas State offers especially for international students including new student orientations, socials and events throughout the year, mentoring opportunities, and options for additional English instruction for non-native speakers. In addition to the information on this website, members of the International Office, as well as many others around campus are available to answer your questions and assist you. We understand studying in the United States can be exciting, but also a great challenge. Therefore, we will make every effort to support you as you experience the many educational and social opportunities that will make your time with us as rewarding as you hope it will be.  

Finally, your decision to attend Texas State will mean much more than earning a college degree. You will be an integral part of the university’s commitment to diversity and globalization and will ensure the Texas State community develops a broader understanding of the world and its many cultures. By educating you, Texas State will become a better place and a stronger university.