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Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia

Texas Global is pleased to offer the Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia Symposium in the spring of 2023. Pre-register today for the symposium and express your interest in becoming a GPT East and Southeast Asia Student Ambassador. Student Ambassadors are part of a selective cohort of student leaders who support the planning of the symposium and create new intercultural programming opportunities related to the region throughout the academic year. 


Pre-register for the spring 2023 Symposium and sign up to become a Student Ambassador. 


About GPT East and Southeast Asia

Established in 2010, GPT East and Southeast Asia includes an in-person symposium and student-led intercultural programming throughout the year with the goal of developing students' cross-cultural professional skills, building a globally minded student network and celebrating cultures across the region. This internationally-focused experience is designed for students interested in pursuing international careers, especially in East and Southeast Asia. Students participate in specialized dialogues about the region and develop marketable professional skills while exploring careers and relevant UT courses and programs related to the region.

The goal of the conference is for students to gain:

  • A stronger cultural and historical knowledge of East and Southeast Asia and its current affairs
  • An understanding of communication and professional skills necessary to succeed in new cultural settings
  • Knowledge of and strategies for identifying emerging industries and professional opportunities across East and Southeast Asia
  • A network of peers, professionals, and academics with interests and experiences in the region

Texas Global is grateful to the sponsors of Global Professional Training and thanks Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Judy Bollinger in particular, for their generous support in making this program possible.


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"I really loved the panels. I got lots of information about opportunities I never knew could be options for me." - Shreya Angana, B.S. '19 Public Health

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GPT taught me how to work efficiently with those of a different culture that function professionally in ways different than on my own. Miguel Robles, B.S. Communications Studies '18, GPT Attendee , Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia
Saera Durrani
GPT [is] a really great way to make global friendships. I'm from South America, so I already know a lot about Latin American cultures and I've been to Europe, but it didn't really spark an interest in me. I like learning about developing countries and I’ve always looked towards Asia. Saera Durrani, B.A. '20 International Relations and Global Studies , How GPT Inspired Saera Durrani to Study, Intern and Work in Asia