The University has an International Students’ Office (ISO) which is specifically equipped to support our international students by facilitating their recruitment, registration, accommodation and sponsorship.
To facilitate their adjustment to the new environment, the ISO organizes a number of functions for international students. A City Tour is organized in August to familiarize students with places they need to know in Kingston and St.Andrew and the immediate environs of the UTech campus. In September, the ISO hosts a reception to formally welcome students to the UTech family and in April the Registrar hosts a dinner for all final-year international students. Another planned activity is the Host Family Programme, which is aimed at integrating new students in the Jamaican community.
Additionally, the ISO assists students with many student-related services, including passport and immigration related issues, guidance and references for opening bank accounts and basic security and safety guidelines.
Throughout the year, the University of Technology, Jamaica, International Students’ Association (UTISA), supported by the ISO, hosts other activities that showcase the students’ unique cultures and talents, plans excursions, and other non-academic activities.
The Office is located at the Student Services Building and is managed by the International Students’ Coordinator, Mrs. Janice Sinclair-Morgan.