Features & Stories

A village in India needs a learning center. A community in Mexico needs a more efficient way to produce mesquite flour. An elementary school in Thailand needs clean water, and another one lacks a proper kitchen to provide students with meals safely… Read more



At The University of Texas at Austin, we know what starts here changes the world. But before Longhorns become global leaders, they have to first know the world by experiencing new cultures, languages and histories.   International education is more… Read more



Yenibel Ruiz Mirabal is a force of nature. When someone speaks to her, she leans in and nods, listening closely before firing her follow-up questions. She cares deeply about what others have to say. When she speaks, she’s thinking about many things… Read more



In an ever-changing globalized world, students need tools to be competent global citizens. Part of that preparation includes understanding the ins and outs of living and working in different regions throughout the world.   On Oct. 20 and 21, the… Read more



Just like NASA’s successful mission to the moon was a collaborative effort involving engineers from other countries, aerospace engineering student Anthony Carreon believes in the importance of expanding his worldview to set himself apart in an… Read more



This year, English as a Second Language Services welcomed four outstanding students from Mexico to participate in the Jóvenes de Excelencia (Excellent Youth) program. Funded by Citibanamex bank, Mexico’s leading financial firm, the program grants… Read more



Augustino Agbemavo may be a young professional, but he is not a rookie in the business. When he was 17, he created a library in his community in Benin because the closest library was more than 30 kilometers away. “Our region holds the highest… Read more



John Doggett is a senior lecturer at the McCombs School of Business and has spent three summers teaching participants of the Mandela Washington Fellowship as its academic director. The highly competitive fellowship offers young African leaders the… Read more



One of the benefits of attending The University of Texas at Austin is the opportunity to meet students from all over the world. But now through Global Classrooms, UT students can connect with their peers across the globe, hone cross-cultural… Read more



This past summer, the International Office hosted 25 outstanding young African leaders as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. In addition to participating in a six-week intensive business and entrepreneurship institute, the fellows also… Read more



The International Office is pleased to welcome its third group of participants as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. The 14 young business and social entrepreneurs… Read more



Choosing the right study abroad program or location can be daunting, but we're here to help guide you. In fact, we want you to hear it from students who have been in your shoes. Our Study Abroad Peer Advisors are on the front lines of our outreach… Read more



South African journalist Verashni Pillay believes in the power of information and is dedicated to making sure all people have access to it. Pillay was only ten years old when South Africa experienced its transition from apartheid to democracy in… Read more



We are excited to announce the 14 finalist teams for the inaugural year of the President’s Award for Global Learning. The President's Award for Global Learning is the signature program of the International Board of Advisors, a select group of… Read more



While on a weeklong partnership exploration visit to Mexico in June 2018, the Global Health Program at Dell Medical School found a wealth of opportunities for medical education and community development — both for the state of Puebla and the state… Read more