International Orientation Assistants

Are you a continuing UT student who enjoys meeting people from other cultures and countries? Helping with International Student Orientation is a fantastic way to meet new international students, make new friends, and share culture! Each year, The University of Texas at Austin and the International Office welcome hundreds of international students to the Longhorn community. The International Orientation Assistant (IOA) Program provides UT students the opportunity to get involved in International Orientation activities.

How to Get Involved

Sharing your culture and learning about others can be a rewarding experience! We invite UT students with an international interest to become an IOA. Help International Office staff members check students in during International Briefing & Check-In (IBC), share your knowledge of UT and Austin during International Orientation, and attend fun welcome events to interact with our newest international community members. Involvement includes mandatory IOA training sessions, attendance at International Orientation, and other IBC and orientation events.


  • Expected enrollment at UT during spring 2018
  • Must have been a UT student for at least one semester prior to spring 2018
  • Interest and/or familiarity working with diverse populations in cross-cultural settings
  • Commitment to attend a mandatory training session on January 4
  • Commitment to attend New International Student Orientation & Resource Fair on January 5 and Welcome Saturday on January 6
  • Must work a minimum of 3 IBCs and 2 social events
  • At least 4-6 hours per week commitment during program dates (some weeks would vary due to training and the social events you sign up for)


  • IOAs selected for January events will be paid a stipend of $125 upon program completion

How to Apply

Please complete our online application. If you have never been an IOA before, you will have to upload your resume and answer questions about your interest in being an IOA.

Application Deadline

Sunday, November 19, 2017.

I applied to be an IOA. What is next?

If you submitted your application by November 19, your application will be reviewed. You will receive notification via email by November 28, 2017.

If you have any questions about the IOA program, contact us at: