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International Academy

Experience a top U.S. university, take courses in your major while improving your English, and enjoy educational and cultural enrichment activities.

At a Glance

For:

Undergraduate international students

Focus:

Academic coursework in selected track + English communication classes

Program Features:

Interactive classes; practical experience and experiential learning; access to faculty and field experts; cultural and academic experiences; completion certificate

Relevant Dates:

Winter 2023 session dates are January 9 - 20.

More Information:

International Academy will be online for Winter 2023. A world-class university experience is more accessible than ever. We are accepting applications for this online session.

If you have any questions, e-mail elc@austin.utexas.edu or call (512) 471-2480.

Apply

Complete the online application to secure your place.

About the International Academy

International Academy is a short-term customized program for university-level students. Students will gain first-hand experience in their selected track with a curriculum that focuses on practice, problem-solving, and application. At the same time, participants will improve their ability to communicate their subject-area knowledge in English with oral and written communication classes. Classes will be delivered 100% online through live instruction with distinguished faculty from a top-ranked global university.

Features

  • Attend interactive classes online 5 days a week for 60 total weekly hours
  • Get hands-on, practical experience and experiential learning
  • Connect with expert faculty to receive career guidance and field insights
  • Gain U.S. cultural knowledge and academic perspectives
  • Improve technical written English and oral communication
  • Receive a certification of completion

Sample Schedule

Times shown are in Central Standard Time (CST/GMT-6).

Times Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
6:00-9:00am   Class 1 Class 1 Class 1 Class 1 Class 1
7:00-10:00pm Class 2 Class 2 Class 2 Class 2 Class 2  

Program Tracks

Select a track to learn more.

Cost

Winter 2023

The International Academy will be all online. Tuition includes all academic materials, access to online university resources, pre-program orientation, and certificate of completion.

  • $1,300 per student for English + academic track (60 hours total)

Application

Winter 2023 session dates are January 9 - 20. To ensure timely processing, please complete the application by December 19, 2022.

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Program Track Details

Accounting

Gain presentation skills and improve written communication. Explore management types, business etiquette and customs, negotiation styles, and leadership. Engage in case-study learning with current issues in business. Develop management skills and gain a competitive edge in the job market.

  • Foundations of Accounting
  • Written Communications in Business
  • Business English for Oral Communication

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Engineering

Gain hands-on experience in engineering and improve scientific written and oral communications in English. You will identify an engineering problem and work in groups to research, design, and execute an experiment and develop solutions.

  • Engineering Physics
  • Written Communication for Science
  • Oral Communication for Science

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Language and Culture

Improve your English and learn more about U.S. culture. This program offers unique cultural experiences, helping you advance your knowledge and communication skills through practice.

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading and Discussion
  • Writing
  • Western Culture
  • Communication Skills and Strategies

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Software Engineering

Develop a working knowledge of the Java programming language. Hone critical thinking skills by discussing, designing, and documenting technical material in English. 

  • Programming in Java
  • Written Communication for Science
  • Oral Communication for Science

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