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Global Engagement Opportunities

Faculty are integral to UT’s global efforts. Take advantage of numerous opportunities to participate, lead, and leverage global activities, on campus and beyond.

Testimonials

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Students get excited about the Cape Town and Beijing Maymesters because they create a community. Students want to go abroad with faculty that inspire them. The motivation behind the creation of these programs was to make study abroad accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. Leonard Moore, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, George W. Littlefield Professor in American History
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There are few truly catalytic initiatives in the life of a faculty member, but in my experience, the President’s Award for Global Learning is one of them. The very core of this initiative—insisting on interdisciplinary engagement, placing undergraduates in the role of point persons, and requiring a disciplined examination of questions and issues beyond the confines of our campus and our state, indeed thrusting us all into the global space—is visionary. Ricardo Ainslie, Ph.D., M.K. Hage Centennial Professor in Education, Director, Mexico Center
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It is a pleasure to teach students in the various Foundation Year programs. I get to learn about new perspectives and different cultures, which makes me a better instructor for UT students. I also get confirmation that while there are differences between various cultures, there are also many similarities. I believe this is vitally important in our global world. Michael W. Raney, Ph.D., Senior Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Services, College of Natural Sciences
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When we study abroad, we put all of our expectations and assumptions to the test and really explore what it means to make a difference in the world. Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Instruction, International Relations and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts
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I appreciate the great work of my friends at Texas Global. Together, we have created the best Mandela Washington Fellows program in the nation. I have been deeply moved by the intelligence, entrepreneurial spirit and depth of character of the fellows and truly blessed to work with an amazing group of women and men who make Texas Global the best UT has to offer. John N. Doggett, J.D., M.B.A., Senior Lecturer, McCombs School of Business, Academic Director, UT Austin Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Business and Entrepreneurship Institute

Global Risk and Safety

If you’re traveling abroad on official university business, we provide safety resources and travel policy guidelines.