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 toward your future at UIW.

Amy DeStefano Profile

Amy DeStefano

Director - International Admissions and Recruitment

Amy has been at UIW for over 14 years working in the International Admission Office. She has a background in International Relations and German via her bachelor's 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. | Tel. +1 210 805 5707 | WhatsApp +1 210 427 7403

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Isaac Sanchez

International Recruiter – LATAM

Isaac joined the International Admissions team after completing a master's degree 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. | WhatsApp +1 210 829 2785

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International Recruiter and Communication Coordinator 

Zion Lashua joined the International Admissions Office, transitioning from a career in corporate events entertainment to further utilize his communication skills. Zion has worked and studied in five countries around the world and visited many others, cementing his passion for travel and appreciation for diversity of thought and communication. This understanding stemmed from his educational background in History and Classical Studies. Zion was born in Denver, Colorado, raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now resides in San Antonio, Texas. Schedule a virtual appointment with Zion to discuss UIW programs, scholarships or any other questions you might have. | Tel. +1 210 805 3051 | WhatsApp +1 210 841-7220

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.

Exchange students are 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.

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