The International Student Office is a “virtual office” beginning March 16. DTS has initiated this model as a COVID-19 prevention measure. If you need any thing from our office, please email us at We are hear to serve and encourage you through this. 

For updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) plans and classes please visit:

International Student Office Staff

The International Student Office is located on the first floor of Stearns Hall.

You can reach us at or 214-887-5369.

Dr. George Hillman

Vice President of Student Life

Keighty Patton

International Student Advisor (Dallas)

Julia Pannone

International Student Advisor (Houston)

Julie Smith

International Admissions Counselor

Carisa Ash

J-1 Visa Advisor

Lisa Yoder

International Student Editor

International Student Information

For more information, please click the link below that best describes your circumstance. 


For recent updates and relevant information, please see below

Program Extension

If you are in need of a program extension for any reason, please click the link below and fill out the request form. 




Applying for OPT

Graduating students planning to apply for OPT must do so 90 days before their program end date. For more information about applying for OPT, click the button below. 




CPT Application

Any student beginning their internship, practicum, or apprenticeship in Summer 2020. Must be enrolled in the course and approved for CPT no later than August 7th, 2020