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Graduating International Student Reception

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The University of Texas at Austin enrolls an estimated 5,000 international students each year. These students represent approximately 120 countries, and come to The University to pursue degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University of Texas at Austin is ranked 14th in international student enrollment, and each year awards degrees to approximately 600 of these students.

International Student & Scholar Services will be hosting a reception to honor our graduating international students.

Thursday, May 21
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Student Activities Center Ballroom

A formal program, including a keynote address, will take place. Please read below for more details and to RSVP for the event.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Teri Albrecht, Director of International Student & Scholar Services

Dr. Teri Albrecht is Executive Director of the International Office and Director of International Student & Scholar Services at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been with the International Office since 1999. Prior to joining UT Austin, Dr. Albrecht held positions at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Albrecht completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at The University of Texas at Austin where her dissertation research focused on the experiences of undocumented students in institutions of higher education. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University. Active in NAFSA – Association of International Educators, Dr. Albrecht has written several articles for NAFSA’s publication, International Educator and has presented numerous sessions at the NAFSA annual conferences.

Sung Je Lee, Attorney & Counselor at Law

Sung Je Lee is native of South Korea and spent most of his formative years in Jakarta, Indonesia graduating from the Jakarta International School. He earned his BBA in International Business from the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to earn his JD, MBA, and LLM degrees from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He currently practices business and real estate law in downtown Austin. Sung Je arrived in the US as an F-1 student and has navigated all aspects of the CPT, OPT, and H-1b process to arrive at his current position with a law firm in Austin, including, taking a leave of absence from law school to serve his military service in the Republic of Korea Army as a sergeant in the 701 Special Forces Regiment. He also did not make it through his first H-1b lottery and left the US for a short time before returning to the country to obtain his H-1b on his second try. He currently volunteers for an organization called FWD.US which helps advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and was recently in Washington DC to meet with White House officials and Members of Congress to advocate in favor of immigration reform, including increasing the cap for H-1b applicants as well as creating an entrepreneurial VISA for future business owners. He remains dedicated to helping fellow F-1 students achieve their goals beyond their education and pursue their own American dream.

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For this reception please come in business casual attire – no shorts or jeans.

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Each graduating student may bring up to two guests. Please be sure to include your guests' names in the RSVP.


Guests can find parking at either the Brazos Garage or the San Jacinto Garage.

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To ensure we may accommodate all attendees and their guests, we require that you complete our online registration form. The deadline to reserve a space is Friday, May 15, 2014.

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Share Your Story

We're excited to offer you the chance to share your story about your time at UT Austin. Leave a legacy for international students who want to follow in your footsteps! Come by the International Office Monday, May 4 or Wednesday, May 6 to tell your story on video. We can include you in a special video tribute to all graduating international students that will premiere at the breakfast reception. Feel free to bring a friend!

Not a fan of being on camera? Don't worry, we'd love your answer in writing, too.

Sign up for a video slot or send us your story!

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The 2015 Graduating Student Reception is Sponsored by eShip Global