Academic and Cultural Immersion Programs

Our academic and cultural immersion programs range from one week to three months and are designed specifically for the needs of each group. Each program includes rigorous academic coursework, cultural activities, and workshops designed to improve participants' leadership skills. Other program components could also include English language instruction, course audits, networking opportunities, among other options.

Immersion Programs


Bundeswehr Summer Program

The Bundeswehr Summer at UT Program is one of the International Office's longest running special programs. The program provides interdisciplinary educational and cultural opportunities to students from the Universität der Bundeswehr München. Participants audit university courses and attend various cultural and educational excursions to further their knowledge of U.S. history and culture.




Professional Development Program for Monterrey Tec students

These four-week programs, exclusively for students from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, include an academic focus on accounting, energy or finance with leadership and intercultural communication development. Students attend class daily, engage in weekly professional development seminars, visit a variety of local businesses and participate in customized leadership seminars.




TEC Ambassador Program

Created specifically for students from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, also known as TEC, this short-term program combines experiential learning workshops, networking opportunities, leadership workshops offered by the UT Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI), and cultural enrichment activities to help students build skills in public speaking, community building, and leadership.




U.S. Academic & Culture Immersion Program (ACIP)

The goal of the U.S. Academic & Culture Immersion Program is to provide key insights into targeted academic themes, enhance English skills and cultural understanding, and develop leadership skills. Program participants engage in a dynamic and holistic program designed around five components: American culture & intercultural communication, academic content, leadership sessions, community service, and civic & cultural activities.




U.S. Sports & Culture Immersion Program (SCIP)

The U.S. Sports & Culture Immersion Program is a custom designed program designed to explore various topics relating to sport and physical education in the U.S. for Chinese undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) students. Students are offered unique opportunities to interact with top notch researchers, students, athletes, coaches and communities within PETE, as well as exclusive site visits and cultural excursions.

Sample Schedule

Week 1

Campus Tour
City Tour
Team-Building and Leadership Development Activity
Academic Coursework


Week 2

Academic Coursework
Team-Building Activity
Cultural Activity
International Night Networking Reception

Week 3

Academic Coursework
Cultural Activities
Leadership Workshop: Career Management and Ethical Leadership


Week 4

Academic Coursework
Cultural Activities
Networking Evening Events

Week 5

Academic Coursework
Workshop: Leadership
Community Service Activity
Cultural Activity

Week 6

Academic Coursework
Final Presentations
Cultural Activity
Leadership Workshop: Communicating Across Cultures
Closing Ceremony and Certificate Presentation

  • Tour of Texas State Capitol
  • Amusement park excursions
  • Overnight dude ranch experience
  • Dinner and a movie at a locally owned cinema
  • Kayaking or boat cruise on Lady Bird Lake
  • Ropes course challenge
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Guided problem solving challenge
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Presentation and fast-pitch delivery coaching

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