GPT East and Southeast Asia


Registration is now open for the 6th annual Global Professional Training East & Southeast Asia conference hosted by Texas Global.

Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia is a two-day conference for students interested in pursuing international careers, especially in East and Southeast Asia. We offer workshops for both graduates and undergraduates on intercultural communication, breakout sessions on region-specific topics and programs, a networking luncheon with industry representatives, cultural performances and ample opportunity to connect with other globally-minded students. The conference is free for any UT student to attend and will be held on November 16-17, 2019. Meals will be included on both days.

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

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Conference Details

Date: Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: San Jacinto Residence Hall - Multi-Purpose Room
309 E. 21st St, Austin, TX, 78712 (UT Campus)

View the 2019 Conference Agenda

Conference topics include:

  • Critical conversations on the East and Southeast Asia region
  • Strategies for working in a cross-cultural environment
  • International career opportunities
  • Networking activities
  • Cultural food and entertainment




Global Professional Training


Thanks to generous donations from private donors, Global Professional Training is free for all student participants. However, students who register for the workshop and are absent without providing sufficient justification and prior notice will be charged a fee of $50 via their What I Owe page. This determination will be made at the discretion of program staff.

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"This is one of my best college experiences." - Rhianna Velasquez, Senior


"I really loved the panels. I got lots of information about opportunities I never knew could be options for me" - Shreya Angana, Sophomore


"This conference was a bit out of my comfort zone but I experienced a lot of growth in just 1.5 days. I am so eager to reconnect with the people I met." - Emma Genet, Sophomore


"The GPT conference taught me how to work efficiently with those of a different culture that function professionally in ways different than in my own." - Miguel Robles, Sophomore


"[Global Professional Training] exceeded my expectations. I learned so much about the cultural differences in Asia and what to expect when studying abroad. I also made a few friends that I look forward to getting to know even better!" (GPT East & Southeast Asia 2015)


"I loved the whole day of this training. It was so informational and fun...It met my expectations, where I wanted this program to benefit and education me, but it was so great as it was entertaining and gave me the opportunity to network and make friends." (GPT East & Southeast Asia 2015)


"I wasn't expecting to learn so much in one day". (GPT East & Southeast Asia 2015)