International Admissions

Your Journey. Our Mission.

One of the leading comprehensive universities in Texas, the University of the Incarnate Word strives to educate men and women to become concerned and enlightened citizens within a global community.

Our personal approach to education and hands-on learning experience prepares students for success in their future career. Take the first step towards your future at UIW.

Amy DeStefano Profile

Amy DeStefano

Associate Director - International Admissions and Recruiting

Amy has been at UIW for over 12 years working in the International Admission Office. She has a background in International Relations and German via her Bachelor degrees and studying abroad. Amy has visited over 14 countries and has helped hundreds of students from over 80 countries with their journey to the United States. As a native Texan, Amy enjoys being able to experience the world while living close to family and friends. Her favorite aspects of UIW are diversity, personalization and service. Schedule a virtual appointment with Amy to check on your application status, scholarship eligibility and next steps for admitted students.

adestefa@uiwtx.edu | Tel. +1 210 805 5707 | WhatsApp +1 210 427 7403


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MaKailey Jonas

International Student Recruiter

MaKailey has been part of the International Admissions team for 5 years.  She is responsible for UIW’s international recruitment initiatives, including international travel, social media management and marketing. She has visited over 20 countries and has a passion for Egyptology and photography. Her background is in International Studies and she is currently seeking a Master’s degree in International Business. Schedule a virtual appointment with MaKailey to learn more about UIW’s programs and how they can prepare you for your future.

mjjonas@uiwtx.edu | Tel/WhatsApp +1 210 805 3051


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Isaac Sanchez

International Club Sports Specialist

Isaac joined the International Admissions team after completing a Master's in Business Administration from UIW. As an undergraduate, Isaac was a devoted student-athlete. He earned several accolades during his soccer career, including a four-time All-Conference selection, CAL-PAC Freshman of the Year, and twice named Scholar All-American. His passion for the 'beautiful game' continued as he coached the UIW Men´s Club team, positively impacting the college experience of dozens of students during his two-year tenure. Born and raised in Mexico City, Isaac is fluent in both English and Spanish.

iasanche@uiwtx.edu | WhatsApp +1 626 512 4297

You are considered a freshman student if you have completed secondary school and have not previously enrolled at any college or university. 

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You are considered a transfer student if you have earned any college/university level credits and have not completed a bachelor's degree or are applying for a second Bachelor's degree. 

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Transfer students with foreign college/university credits are required to submit a detailed course or course-by-course credential evaluation as part of the application. Admission decisions will not be made until the evaluation is received. See Transcript Requirements for details.

You are considered a graduate student if you are applying for a master's or Ph.D. program.

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Inquire with International Admissions for specific program requirements such as GRE/GMAT scores, writing samples, program interviews and deadlines. 

Students applying to UIW from a Sister School for one or two semesters under the Exchange Program. Exchange students must be nominated by their university prior to submitting the application package. Contact: Brooke Paynter, Study Abroad and Exchange Student Coordinator paynter@uiwtx.edu 

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