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 Fall 2018
  • Must have been a UT student for at least one semester prior to Fall 2018
  • Interest and/or familiarity working with diverse populations in cross-cultural settings
  • Commitment to attend a mandatory training session on August 9, 2018
  • Commitment to attend New International Student Orientation & Resource Fair on August 17, 2018 and Welcome Saturday on August 18, 2018
  • Must work a minimum of 6 IBCs and 3 social events
  • Social Events are scheduled from August 14, 2018 through August 26, 2018
  • At least 12-15 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 our Fall 2018 International Student Orientation period will be paid a stipend of $300 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, May 6, 2018.

I applied to be an IOA. What is next?

If you submitted your application by May 6, your application will be reviewed. You will receive notification via email sometime between May 11, 2018 and May 22, 2018.

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