Features & Stories

When Saera Durrani attended Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia in Fall 2017, she was a shy freshman, nervous to make new friends. Flash forward a year later, she is making friends from all over the world during her exchange… Read more



Born and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Marielisa Figuera witnessed the recent crisis in her country and its impact on the lives of many Venezuelans. She came to the United States five years ago with a strong desire to make a difference in her… Read more



AUSTIN, Texas--The University of Texas at Austin is the No. 1 volunteer-producing university in Texas and No. 11 among large schools nationwide on Peace Corps' list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 53 alumni… Read more



For UT alumnus Adil Danawala (‘18), studying abroad in Singapore was a self-investment. During his time abroad, he traveled to a total of 10 countries in East and Southeast Asia and experienced it all. Danawala graduated in spring 2018 with a degree… Read more



Chen-Pang Chang has a tip for all exchange students: don’t be ashamed of staying true to yourself. Originally from New Taipei, Taiwan, Chang is no stranger to living far away from home. He is an international student at the Paris Institute of… Read more



In addition to comprehensive programs that include social and cultural immersion activities, what sets ESL Services at The University of Texas Austin apart from other English as a Second Language programs is our exceptional faculty. In this faculty… Read more



March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all around the world. Today, we recognize the accomplishments of some of our female global leaders here at UT. These five… Read more



AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a top producing institution for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2017-2018. Seventy students from UT… Read more



More than five decades ago, President John F. Kennedy created Peace Corps to help Americans become changemakers around the world. This week, from Feb. 24 to March 2, we celebrate Peace Corps Week and recognize Longhorns currently serving in a… Read more



For many students in the UT English as a Second Language program, coming to Austin means taking a risk and leaving the comforts of home to pursue new dreams. For Colombian lawyer Eliana Caceres, it meant leaving behind the successful law career she… Read more



The University of Texas at Austin is now a partner school of the Peace Corps Prep, a certificate program that prepares students for international fieldwork and to be potential Peace Corps volunteers. Since the creation of Peace Corps in 1961, more… Read more



AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Austin is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Students. Sixteen students and recent graduates from UT Austin received Fulbright… Read more



Studying abroad impacts students in many ways. For international relations junior Ethan Jewell, his first experience abroad put him on a new path and paved the way for more international opportunities – including five study abroad programs in all.… Read more



Moving to a new country for the first time can leave international students feeling out of place. But after four years at UT, alumna Diana Ayoub learned to “make the most out of being lost.”  Originally from Egypt, Ayoub was a recipient of the… Read more



Alejandra Hernandez recently earned her engineering degree in December and the International Office’s English as a Second Language program helped make her dream a reality.  Hernandez’s journey  started in  a small town near Leon  Guanajato,  Mexico… Read more