Friendship Program The program matches international students and scholars with members of the Austin community for an intercultural exchange of customs and lifestyles. Graduating Student Reception A reception is hosted in the Spring to honor those international students who are graduating from The University of Texas at Austin. International Orientation Assistants Helping with International Student Orientation is a fantastic way to continuing UT student make new friends, and share culture! Language Circles This program, facilitated by PALS, provides international students with opportunities to practice their English or other languages while learning about American culture. Facilitator Application Participant Application International Student Orientation & Events We hope that you will join us at the orientation events we offer to accommodate your arrival schedule, departmental commitments, and information needs. Passport to UT A specialized orientation for incoming UT Graduate & Undergraduate Students. Learn your way around, find resources for academic success and get help finding housing. Partnerships to Advance Language Study and Culture Exchange (PALS) The PALS program pairs together international and American students at UT for the purposes of cultural exchange and to practice English conversation skills. Scholar Social Hour ISSS hosts Scholar Social Hour for international scholars the first Wednesday of every month at Austin's Pizza. Come meet other international scholars and have fun. Texas Excursions Monthly excursions provide an opportunity for international students and scholars to visit the great activities Austin and surrounding cities have to offer. International Housing Community The International Housing Community is a chance to experience daily life with UT students from different countries and cultural backgrounds.