Austin city landscape with view of bridge and ladybird lake.

Welcome Guide

Welcome to the English Language Center at The University of Texas at Austin! We are excited you'll be studying with us, but we know you have a lot of planning to do before you arrive in Austin.

Download a welcome guide that contains information that will be useful prior to your arrival.

View or Download the Welcome Guide


The welcome guide includes:

  • Information about Austin and the University
  • Pre-arrival checklist
  • Immigration matters
  • Visa application information
  • Arrival information
  • Finances
  • Health matters 
  • Registration week overview
  • English Language Center program policies
  • Intercultural programs
  • International Student Organizations
  • Housing
  • Parking and transportation
  • Public schools and childcare