Features & Stories

International students who come to Austin through ESL Services have the opportunity to improve their English communication skills, attend cultural and educational programs, and explore Austin. For most, it’s a memorable experience. For Rikuhiro Ohta… Read more



The International Office at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce that it has been selected as an institute partner for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Beginning in mid-June, UT Austin will host 25… Read more



The lights. The sounds. The energy. That is what drives flocks of travelers from around the world to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is also what drove UT alumna Jessica Diaz-Hurtado (’15) to take her research abroad, culminating in her thesis and 2014… Read more



Abdullah Almudyfir moved to the United States from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in fall of 2015 to enroll in ESL Services’ Academic English Program. Like many ESL students, he made Austin his temporary home and dove into in the program to acquire the… Read more



The University of Texas at Austin is home to thousands of international students from all over the world. Some countries have larger representation at UT, but there are only 6 from Trinidad and Tobago, and one of them co-founded the Energy Olympiad… Read more



Studying in another country gives you the opportunity to learn a new language, explore global issues, explore new cultures, and break down myths and misconceptions.   That’s what Charlie Bacsik, a junior majoring in Government and International… Read more



In the historic Texas Governors' Room in the Texas Union, under the gaze of Texas governors' past and present pictured in portraits throughout the elegant wood-panelled room, a group of Mexican UT students assembled with Mexico's Ambassador to the… Read more



The U.S. Department of State announced its inaugural list of U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in the academic year 2016-2017. The University of Texas… Read more



WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education, are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Program… Read more



While visitors descended on the Forty Acres for Explore UT in early March, more than 80 students gathered for an intensive two-day conference to explore academic and professional opportunities in Mexico.  This was the second annual Global… Read more



AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin is proud to be included among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Students during the 2017-2018 academic year, as recently announced by the U.S. Department of… Read more



After almost a decade of restrictions on travel and study abroad to Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin has fast-tracked efforts to make Mexico-based study abroad programs more accessible to U.S. undergraduate students. "A Roadmap to (Re)… Read more



This week, we celebrate the Longhorn spirit of service during Peace Corps Week, which commemorates President Kennedy's establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, marked this year February 25 - March 3, the Peace… Read more



AUSTIN, Texas – Today, the Peace Corps announced that The University of Texas at Austin ranked No. 8 among large schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 61 Longhorns currently volunteering… Read more



For many international students wanting to pursue an advanced degree at a U.S. university, language is often the biggest obstacle. But with intensive English programs for students at any level ESL Services in the International Office is helping… Read more