One of the most rewarding experiences is the opportunity to share your culture and learn about others. When you become friends with internationals or those from the local community, there is a reciprocal exchange of traditions, customs, and lifestyles which is an exciting learning opportunity. International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) offers UT’s International Students & Scholars, and Austin’s local community this opportunity through the Friendship Program.
As an international student or scholar, getting involved in the Friendship program will provide you with the opportunity to meet local Austin community members that will help you settle into Austin and the American lifestyle as well as share cultural insights. As a host, getting involved in the Friendship Program will provide you with the opportunity to meet people from various cultures and background and help them have a world experience during their stay in Austin.
International Students and Scholars:
Local Austin Community Hosts:
Applications for the 2013-2014 school year will be available in May 2013. The matching of Internationals Students/Scholars with hosts will take place in August and email notifications will go out in time for the School Year Kick-off event (Date and Time to be determined). Applications for the 2013-2014 year will be available in June.
Friendship Program Application (for International Students & Scholars) - Coming Soon!
Friendship Program Application (for Hosts) - Coming Soon!
End of the Year Celebration
Date: Sunday, April 28th
If you have any questions, concerns or comments please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.