Press Releases

Our press releases highlight new programs and relevant news happening at the International Office. For media inquiries, please call (512) 232-5401 or email world@austin.utexas.edu.

 
YLAI Fellows in front of the UT Tower

International Office Welcomes Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellows

Sep. 27, 2018 | 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


 
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President’s Award for Global Learning Finalist Teams Selected

Aug. 30, 2018 | 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


 
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UT Austin to Host 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

May. 24, 2018 | 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


 
Ambassador of Mexico to the United States with UT students from Mexico.

Ambassador of Mexico Visits with UT Students from Mexico

Apr. 12, 2018 | 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


 
UT is a Gilman Top Producing Institution

UT Austin Recognized as Gilman Top Producing Institution

Apr. 6, 2018 | 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


 
Fulbright applications open April 2

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2019-2020 Application Opens April 2

Mar. 13, 2018 | 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


 
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UT Austin is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Mar. 6, 2018 | 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


 
UT alumnus and Peace Corps volunteer Josh Alvarez with indigenous micro-entrepreneurs in Costa Rica, where he leads entrepreneurship workshops and helps create business plans.

UT Austin Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities

Feb. 21, 2018 | 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


 
Street view of Antigua Guatemala

Ruta Maya Creates Scholarship for Study Abroad in Guatemala and Belize

Dec. 21, 2017 | AUSTIN, Texas –Ruta Maya Coffee Company has announced it will award a $4,500 scholarship to Andres Garza, junior anthropology major at The University of Texas at Austin, to support his study abroad experience on the program Bridging Cultures in… Read more


 
Group Photo of YALI fellows at Carver Museum

The University of Texas at Austin to Host 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Apr. 16, 2017 | 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 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UT will host 25 bright… Read more


 
Peace Corps Volunteer speaking to a group of students

UT Austin Ranked 25 Among Top Volunteer-Producing Universities

Feb. 28, 2017 | DALLAS – Today, the Peace Corps announced that the University of Texas at Austin ranked No. 25 among large schools on the agency’s 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 36 Longhorns currently volunteering worldwide… Read more


 
Group photo of YALI fellows standing in front of the UT Tower

Nelson Mandela Day Event

Jun. 28, 2016 | Media Advisory For Immediate Release June 28, 2016   Rotary Media Contact: Patrick Harrison 917.880.4102 pharrisonrotary@gmail.com IO Media Contact: Alison Boland 501.772.9940 alison.w.boland@austin.utexas.edu     Nelson Mandela… Read more