International Students

Welcome to Houston!

The BSM wants to welcome you and be a help to you as you adjust to your new life as a student in Houston. We have a variety of activities just for you, and let us know how we can help you! We would love to get to know you and be a friend to you while you’re in Houston!

Weekly Events:

    • Free Lunch – Tuesdays, 11 am – 2 pm in the BSM Building, Vegetarian options available.
    • English Club – Learn about American culture and explore American English through conversation partners and activities. Center.
      • Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 am Room 111 @ AD Bruce Religion Center
      • Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 pm @ the BSM Building
    • BSM/Bridges Hangout – Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm, BSM Building. Enjoy a free dinner (vegetarian option provided), meet friends from around the world and learn fun American activities.
    • Grocery Shopping – We know it’s hard to go grocery shopping when you have to take the bus. Email us a few days in advance and we’ll arrange a time to drive you to the store. Email:
    • Chinese Baptist Church Student Fellowship – Each Sunday afternoon, international students gather at Chinese Baptist Church from 3 – 7 pm for fellowship, games, sports and dinner. If you would like a ride to the event, email If you would like to travel to the location on your own, you can meet 900 Brogden Rd, Houston, Texas, 77024.

Special Events:International Student Trips:

    Christmas Break

International Students are invited to join us as we explore South Louisiana. Tour the Tabasco factory at Avery Island, view how life was lived a hundred years ago, eat amazing food, and tour New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Swamps.

Dec. 15-18

Cost: $100

Sign up: Google Doc


  Spring Break Trip

Join the BSM International students as they spend six days in New York city. We’ll have adventures exploring the sites or the city and spend a few days serving with American students and internationals from other schools in TX.

March 10-16.

Cost: approximately $900 (this includes your meals, transportation, lodging and activities).

Sign up Here by Dec.15.

To sign up for international student email updates, click here –
If you have questions, contact Shannon at or call 713-741-0967.