Features & Stories

Stephanie Adeline is ready to close one chapter of her life and start a new one, but she is forever grateful for her time at The University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Adeline came to Austin in the Spring of 2016 as an… Read more



Cameron Goff is now a step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a doctor. After walking across the graduation stage in May with a degree in biochemistry, Goff will start his journey as a medical student at the Baylor College of Medicine, and… Read more



As a child, Gabriel Carlosena was always fascinated by the intricacy of structures such as buildings and bridges. His curiosity eventually led him to choose civil engineering as a career path. His enthusiasm for problem solving and learning is what… Read more



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