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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


Undergraduate international students with at least intermediate-level English proficiency


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 2024 session dates are January 22 - February 16.

More Information:

International Academy is offered on campus for Winter 2024. A world-class university experience is more accessible than ever. We are accepting applications for this session.

If you have any questions, e-mail or call (512) 471-2480.


The application deadline for the Winter 2024 session has passed. Summer 2024 applications will open April 2024.

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. Study on campus with distinguished faculty from a top-ranked global university.


  • Attend interactive classes 5 days a week for 120 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
  • Visit local educational and cultural sites
  • Receive a certification of completion

Sample Schedule

Times shown are in Central Daylight Time (CDT/GMT-5).

9:00am-12:00pm Class 1Class 1Class 1Class 1Class 1
2:00pm-5:00pm Class 2Class 2Class 2Class 2Class 2

Program Tracks

Select a track to learn more.


Winter 2024

Program cost includes tuition and fees, housing and food, books and materials, one month of university health insurance, and cultural immersion activities.

  • $5,000 per student for English + academic track (120 hours total)

Students who need a Form I-20 for an F-1 visa must pay a $200 fee for tuition deposit and document issuance. Additional visa processing fees will be paid directly to the U.S. government ($350 for SEVIS fee receipt; $185 for visa application fee). 


Winter 2024 session dates are January 22 - February 16. The application deadline of December 1 has passed; Summer 2024 applications will open in April 2024.

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Program Track Details


Gain exposure to the study of business in the U.S., learn from business experts, make company visits, and gain skills in business English and U.S. culture.

  • Foundations of Accounting
  • Finance
  • Academic Writing
  • Oral Communication

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Explore the difference between advertising and marketing. Identify and define key concepts in advertising and marketing communications, learn about managing change in the industry, study social and ethical issues, and create an advertising campaign.

  • Foundations of Advertising
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Oral Communication
  • Academic Writing

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Gain hands-on experience in engineering physics. You will identify an engineering problem and work in groups to research, design and execute an experiment, and develop solutions.

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Engineering Physics
  • Academic Writing
  • Oral Communication

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Western Language and Culture

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

  • Western Culture
  • Linguistics & Communication Strategies
  • Academic Writing
  • Oral Communication

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Software Engineering

Gain hands-on experience in software engineering, work in multiple programming languages, and identify and define key concepts in the engineering process. Students will complete a programming project that will be presented at the end of the program.

  • Foundations of Software Engineering
  • Oral Communication
  • Academic Writing

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