Student Success Managers (SSM) are the first point of contact during students' time in the GGP.
Students can contact their assigned SSM by email, phone, or by setting up an appointment through Student Success Collaborative.
The first week on campus will be one of the most exciting and fun times of your life. When you arrive, the Global Ambassadors (current Baylor International and U.S. students) will be here to welcome you and help you adjust to life at Baylor. We have many fun and educational events planned for you. The two big activities are Global Bears Week and Baylor Welcome Week.
The Global Gateway Program's office is in the heart of the Baylor campus, directly above the international offices (Center for Global Education). We are connected to a building called the Hankamer Cashion Building. This is the actual address and Google Map link:
There is usually plenty of visitor parking in an open lot just outside our building at the corner of Speight Ave and S. 4th Street:
The University is officially closed on these dates, which can potentially affect student housing and dining:
During Spring Break, typically mid-March, there are no classes but the University is open. The residence halls remain open during Spring Break but dining facilities are closed.
Make sure your I-20 is signed. You need to visit your DSO in the ISSS office to get it signed.
You can walk-in to see your assigned DSO or you can email your assigned DSO to set up an appointment.
The hotels listed below are convenient to Baylor students and are willing to rent to students who are 18 years old. Baylor and the GGP do not advocate for these hotels; this list is for your convenience.
*Note: Some hotels and etc. don't allow you to check-in if you are under 21 years old. Check with your location BEFORE you reserve it!
* Prices change depending upon length of stay and time of the year. Check the website for the most accurate prices.
Here is some helpful contact information about transportation to the airport for Winter Vacation. Baylor and the GGP do not promote these companies; this list is only for your convenience. Let your SSM know if you have any questions.
Transportation to the Airport
Here is some helpful contact information for storage in Waco. Baylor and the GGP do not promote these companies; this list is only for your convenience. Let your SSM know if you have any questions.
Waco is a wonderful community. The International Student and Scholar Services office has lots of information about living in Waco. You can find it here.