Orientation 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. International Orientation Assistants Helping with International Student Orientation is a fantastic way to continuing UT student make new friends, and share culture! Intercultural Programs Texas Excursions Monthly excursions provide an opportunity for international students and scholars to visit the great activities Austin and surrounding cities have to offer. Friendship Program The program matches international students and scholars with members of the Austin community for an intercultural exchange of customs and lifestyles. 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. Global Living Learning Community The Global Living Learning Community is a chance to experience daily life with UT students from different countries and cultural backgrounds. Other Programs & Events 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. 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.