Features & Stories

At first you can’t see much through the windows. You focus instead on the small screens scattered about the train’s compartments. Curious commercials flash across them in a language you don’t understand and selling goods you’re not familiar with.… Read more



The University of Texas at Austin is home to over 7,500 international students and scholars, and the rich diversity on our campus is essential to our success as a learning community.



As part of a new initiative, the International Office recently awarded fellowships to twenty graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin to conduct research abroad in the spring and summer of 2017. The International Office launched the… Read more



Prominent Mexican alumni and friends of the University of Texas at Austin gathered recently in Monterrey to reconnect with each other and staff from their alma mater and to strategize on ways to bring Austin and Monterrey closer. Justin Michalka,… Read more



We understand that many of our students and scholars are feeling apprehensive and uncertain in light of recent immigration policy changes and the current climate on campus. As advocates of international education and academic exchange, we share your… Read more



  This summer twenty current and former Longhorns competed in 10 different sports and represented seven countries at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At The University of Texas at Austin you can find Olympians in the pool, on the court… Read more



In the spirit of International Education Week, the International Office would like to extend our gratitude and support to our international community at The University of Texas at Austin. That community includes our network of alumni and the more… Read more



All of us at the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin would like to extend our warmest holiday wishes for to our students, partners, faculty champions, and friends on campus and all over the world.  As our students wrap up one… Read more



An electric cicada-like hum comes on and all eyes train on the expansive installation suspended overhead. It begins to move. A complex network of neon cords spans the space like vectors crisscrossing, colliding and radiating in every direction.… Read more



  We are pleased to announce that we are hosting participants from the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program in October and November 2016. As part of the fellowship, 14 young… Read more



One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is building an international network and connections that can help advance your career. And one of the biggest benefits of being a UT alumnus is connecting with the Longhorn nation. In early June, UT… Read more



Six years ago, the International Office partnered with the Cockrell School of Engineering and the School of Social Work to create an innovative study abroad and project based service learning opportunity unlike any other at UT Austin. Since 2010,… Read more



A special study abroad program tailored specifically for first-generation and minority students at UT Austin is underway in Cape Town, South Africa. The targeted focus on this group of students, plus the combination of coursework and internships,… Read more



Graduation has come and gone, and as we send off our international graduates on their next journey, we wonder about those who came before, where they ended up, and what role their time at UT played in their lives. We happily stumbled upon a UT… Read more



The International Office welcomes a new academic director and prepares for a third group of promising young African leaders as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship   For a third consecutive year, The University of Texas at Austin has been… Read more