Sponsored Students

Since the 1950s, the TIEC/TIEP Sponsored Student Program has assisted international students in the United States to maximize their experiences in English language learning and academic degree programs in American colleges and universities.

More than 50 sponsors in over 20 countries, representing governments, educational institutions, corporations and other organizations, have utilized our services to enhance students’ opportunities.

Tailored to complement, rather than duplicate, the services of sponsoring agencies, the TIEC/TIEP Sponsored Student Program reduces the overall cost to sponsors by enabling students to complete their academic objectives in the shortest time.

The professional staff of TIEC/TIEP have assisted more than 2,500 students in completing their academic programs and returning to their home countries.

To see examples of Sponsored Student Programs we have conducted, please see the TIEC website here:


TIEC is authorized by the United States Department of State to issue Form DS-2019, the Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitors (J-1), for international students, professors, research scholars, and short-term scholars who take part in J-1 Exchange Visitor programs at participating Texas universities.



The TIEC/TIEP Sponsored Student Program offers the following services:

Administrative Services

  • Immigration assistance including issuance of immigration documents
  • Arrival support including airport pick-up, orientation to the U.S. and local community, and assistance with housing and local banking
  • Ongoing communication with sponsor via fax, telephone, mail, courier, and electronic mail
  • Toll-free telephone line to students and sponsors accessible within the continental U.S.
  • Health insurance coverage as required
  • Financial services including accounts receivable privileges and consolidated invoicing to sponsor
  • Other services requested by the sponsor.

Pre-University Services

  • Academic advising upon arrival to U.S.
  • Testing of English language and communication skills
  • Placement in English language courses and/or test preparation courses
  • Facilitation of university selection and admission

University Enrollment Services

  • Assignment of a TIEC student advisor to work with the campus advisor
  • Campus visits to monitor student progress
  • Progress reports to sponsor including course schedules and grades

Partial List of Organizations That Have Sponsored Students at TIEP

African-American Institute
Algeria Ministry of Education
ARAMCO Services, Inc.
Bahrain Ministry of Education
China Ministry of Education
CONACYT (Mexico)
Egypt Culture and Education Bureau
Embassy of the State of Kuwait
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman
Embassy of Turkey
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Fundación Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho (Venezuela) – FGMA
Ford Foundation
Government of Tunisia
Hariri Foundation
Higher Education Council of Turkey
Institute of International Education – IIE
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – ITESM
Institutos Tecnológicos Regionales de México – ITR
International Institute of Higher Education in Morocco – IIHEM
Japan-American Cultural Exchange – JACE
Japan Ministry of Education
Kazakhstan Ministry of Education
Korea Ministry of Home Affairs
Korean-American Education Commission
LAGOVEN (Venezuela)
Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities – LASPAU
Malaysia Ministry of Education
Mobil Oil Corporation
Oita Prefecture (Japan)
Partners of the Americas
Qatar Embassy
Qatar General Petroleum Corporation – QGPC
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Royal Thai Embassy
Taiwan, ROC, Ministry of Education
Toshiba Engineering
United Arab Emirates – The Scholarship Coordination Office
United States Department of State
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon – UANL
Universidad de Monterrey – UDEM
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – UNAM
Universidad de Carabobo (Venezuela)
United States Agency for International Development – USAID