International Visiting Groups

Learn, Engage, Explore!

UIW International Visiting Groups host visitors on tourist visas or ESTA visa waivers for short term workshops and cultural programs. From professional development programs to educational workshops, UIW can host it all.

Personalized Cultural and Experiential Programs available

With our tailored programs combine workshop programs, cultural interaction, trip and visits to tourist sites resulting in an unparalleled experience. Program duration can vary from 3-days to over 2 weeks. This allows the visitor to improve their level of English, engage with others in a university setting at UIW, and explore the local attractions in San Antonio, Texas.

Our diverse university can host many types of groups in the field of-

  • Athletics
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Arts
  • Data Analysis
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Language
  • Marketing
  • Media Design
  • Political Science
  • Sports Management
  • Many More!

Examples of Past Programs

  • Language Immersion Program
  • Sustainable Business Practices Workshop
  • Global Female Empowerment Panel
  • Sports Management Panel
  • Youth Pan-American Sports Competition
  • Sport Development Camps
  • Engineering Workshops
  • Community Service Opportunities

Excursions, Tourist Visits and UIW Events

  • Downtown San Antonio and Riverwalk, The Alamo, Tower of the Americas
  • The Pearl Market
  • Local Museums and Galleries: Witte Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, Institute of Texan Cultures
  • San Antonio Historic Missions
  • San Antonio Missions Baseball Team
  • San Antonio Spurs NBA Basketball Games
  • San Marcos Outlets Shopping Center
  • UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy restaurants
  • UIW Holi- Festival of Colors
  • UIW Light the Way- Holiday Festival
  • UIW Sports and Community Events

Visitor Visa Process

This program introduces international visitors to San Antonio, Texas, American culture, and is geared to expose participants with visits to local museums, businesses and other major tourist attractions. Based on the purposes of the program, participants are to apply for the issuance of the B-2 Tourist Visa at the nearest U.S. Embassy.

The program is not affiliated to a degree or non-degree program and visitors will not participate in classroom instruction or lectures at UIW. As there would be no classroom experience, an I-20 or DS-2019 would not be issued to participate in this program.

Program Package Information

All programs can be personalized and tailored to fit the needs of the group. All packages can include lodging and dining options at UIW and throughout San Antonio. All workshops and tours of the University will be included in the program. Dates and cost are customized to the program needs and duration. It is time to “Learn, Engage, Explore!”.