Press Releases

Our press releases highlight new programs and relevant news happening at Texas Global. For media inquiries, please call (512) 232-5401 or email global@austin.utexas.edu.

 
A Peace Corps Volunteer poses in front of members of her community during her service

Peace Corps Ranks UT Austin a Top Volunteer-Producing School

Feb. 27, 2020 | For the fifth straight year, The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing schools. The university ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 13 among large size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2020 list of colleges and… Read more


 
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UT’s Fulbright Student Production Still Ranks Among Top in U.S.

Feb. 10, 2020 | AUSTIN, Texas — For the 11th consecutive year, The University of Texas at Austin is one of the top U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. students, ranking higher than any other research institution in Texas… Read more


 
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Message to UT Community: China Travel Restrictions

Jan. 29, 2020 | From Sonia Feigenbaum, Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement/Chief International Officer   Dear UT community: As part of the university’s ongoing commitment to student and employee health, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel… Read more


 
Group of UT Austin students abroad, posing in front of snowy mountains.

UT Ranks No. 3 for Number of Students Studying Abroad

Nov. 18, 2019 | The University of Texas at Austin ranks third in the nation among all U.S. universities for the number of students studying abroad, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report released this week by the Institute of International Education. “We are… Read more


 
Architecture in Korea, one of the countries participating in the Critical Language Scholarship

UT Hosts Future Leaders Topical Seminar for State Department Program Alumni

Sep. 9, 2019 | 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


 
President's Award Finalists present their research project to the board

Finalist Teams Chosen To Pitch For The President’s Award For Global Learning

Sep. 6, 2019 | 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


 
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As Fulbright application deadline approaches, UT students encouraged to apply

Aug. 23, 2019 | 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


 
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UT Austin Ranked 31 in the World in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2019

Jul. 22, 2019 | 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


 
2017 YALI Fellows in front of the UT Tower

UT Austin Welcomes 6th Cohort of Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 

Jun. 18, 2019 | 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 Estrera in front of a Peace Corps flag swearing in with her counterpart Deena Rose in the Phillippines.

UT Austin is No. 1 in Texas and among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producers

Mar. 28, 2019 | AUSTIN, Texas--The University of Texas at Austin is the No. 1 volunteer-producing university in Texas and No. 11 among large schools nationwide on Peace Corps' list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 53 alumni… Read more


 
Gilman Scholar Top Producer Badge and UT Student Rose Yeh.

UT Austin Announced as a Gilman Top Producing Institution, No. 1 in Texas

Mar. 5, 2019 | AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a top producing institution for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2017-2018. Seventy students from UT… Read more


 
Photo collage of UT Fulbright students and alumni around the world.

UT Austin Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for 10th Consecutive Year

Feb. 11, 2019 | AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas Austin is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Students. Sixteen students and recent graduates from UT Austin received Fulbright… Read more


 
YLAI Fellows in front of the UT Tower

Texas Global Welcomes Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellows

Sep. 27, 2018 | Texas Global is pleased to welcome its third group of participants as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. The 14 young business and social entrepreneurs from Latin… Read more


 
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President’s Award for Global Learning Finalist Teams Selected

Aug. 30, 2018 | We are excited to announce the 14 finalist teams for the inaugural year of the President’s Award for Global Learning. The President's Award for Global Learning is the signature program of the International Board of Advisors, a select group of… Read more


 
YALI 2015 cohort

UT Austin to Host 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

May. 24, 2018 | Texas Global at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce that it has been selected as an institute partner for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Beginning in mid-June, UT Austin will host 25 of Africa’s… Read more