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UIW International Visiting Groups host visitors on tourist visas or ESTA visa waivers for short term workshops and cultural programs to include professional development programs, summer camps, career boot camps, sports camps and much more.

UIW Cultural and Experiential Learning Program

This program combines workshop projects, cultural interactions, trips and visits to tourist sites that make it an unparalleled experience. This 3-week program will allow visitors to improve their level of English though immersion in U.S. daily life, experience a university setting at UIW and visit local attractions in San Antonio, Texas. In this way, the visitor can transfer all the knowledge acquired in the program to everyday situations, while exploring the culture and student life in the United States.

UIW hosts groups from

  • Colombia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

Experiential Learning Programs in the field of

  • Business
  • Basketball
  • Data Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Language
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Sports and Management
  • Soccer

Site Seeing, Tourist visits and UIW events

  • Downtown San Antonio and Riverwalk, The Alamo, Tower of the Americas
  • The Pearl market area, Farmers Market days
  • Local Museums and Galleries: Witte Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art and McNay Art Museum, Institute of Texan Cultures Museum
  • San Antonio Historical Missions
  • San Antonio Commanders Football Game
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Park
  • San Antonio Spurs International Night Game
  • UIW Holi – Festival of Colors event
  • San Marcos Outlet Shopping Centers
  • 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.

Housing, Program Dates amd Funding

Since the program is held at on the premises of UIW, participants will stay in UIW residence halls at 847 E. Hildebrand, San Antonio, Texas 78212.  Dates and cost are customized to the program needs and duration.

Please keep in mind that each participant is responsible for funding personal expenses; which may include transportation and amenities throughout their stay.

2019 Group Calendar

January 12-20 CIW/Bajio Candidates
March 4-9 CCVI Candidates
March 17- April 6 Parul University
March 18-22 CIW/Bajio Students
April 1-5 CIW Candidates
April 14-20 CCVI Teacher Workshop
April 29-20 MS Immersion
May 12-26 Study San Antonio: EducationUSA Advisor's