Features & Stories

After attaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in her home country of Brazil, anthropology scholar Paula Batista wanted to make an impact in American academia and complete her Ph.D. in the U.S. To achieve her goals, she knew she needed to… Read more



After winning the President’s Award For Global Learning in 2018, a team of four interdisciplinary students took their research abroad this summer to help the community impacted by the 2017 earthquake in Puebla, Mexico. The students collected data on… Read more



The University of Texas at Austin will host a U.S. Future Leaders Entrepreneurship and Innovation Seminar Sept. 26-27 for approximately 75 alumni of two prestigious U.S. Department of State programs—the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship… Read more



The International Board of Advisors has announced the 11 finalist teams for the 2019-2020 President’s Award for Global Learning. Each team will pitch their international research projects to the board and six of these teams will be selected to… Read more



Ahmet Mert came to Austin in 2016 as a student in the Academic English Program, with the end goals of improving his English and getting a master’s degree in civil engineering. He accomplished those goals at UT this past spring and is now improving… Read more



Renad Abualjamal is determined to inspire young women to cultivate their interest and talent in STEM. Thanks to her experience at UT Austin and the support of her peers, she is getting closer to this dream. Abualjamal, a rising sophomore at… Read more



AUSTIN – The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year and UT students or recent graduates interested in conducting research or teaching abroad are encouraged to apply by the campus deadline of Sept. 1… Read more



The University of Texas at Austin is one of 14 U.S. universities hosting PDPI, a 6-week professional development program for teachers of English from Brazil. PDPI (Programa de Desenvolvimento Profissional para Professores de Lingua Inglesa nos EUA)… Read more



The University of Texas at Austin is the top-ranked university in Texas in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2019, released on July 17. UT Austin climbed five spots in the 2019 rankings, landing at No. 31 among all public and… Read more



The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to host its sixth cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), U.S. Department of State’s signature effort… Read more



Stephanie Adeline is ready to close one chapter of her life and start a new one, but she is forever grateful for her time at The University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Adeline came to Austin in the Spring of 2016 as an… Read more



Cameron Goff is now a step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a doctor. After walking across the graduation stage in May with a degree in biochemistry, Goff will start his journey as a medical student at the Baylor College of Medicine, and… Read more



As a child, Gabriel Carlosena was always fascinated by the intricacy of structures such as buildings and bridges. His curiosity eventually led him to choose civil engineering as a career path. His enthusiasm for problem solving and learning is what… Read more



When Saera Durrani attended Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia in Fall 2017, she was a shy freshman, nervous to make new friends. Flash forward a year later, she is making friends from all over the world during her exchange… Read more



Born and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Marielisa Figuera witnessed the recent crisis in her country and its impact on the lives of many Venezuelans. She came to the United States five years ago with a strong desire to make a difference in her… Read more