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Life at UT

Welcome to UT Austin! The university and the city of Austin have so much to offer international students and scholars. International Student and Scholar Services wants you to feel right at home. Here you’ll find useful information on preparing for your journey to UT Austin, settling in, and getting involved with the international student community on campus.

New Student and Scholar Resources

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) has developed a pre-arrival checklist, a new student handbook, and orientation events to help you prepare for your arrival and settle in once you are in Austin.

Living in Austin

Welcome to Austin! Find practical information about settling in and navigating your new city. Learn how to apply for a social security number, obtain a Texas driver’s license or ID, secure housing, and get around the city.

Get Involved

Discover how you can connect with UT Austin students, scholars, and Austin community members to learn across cultures and develop lifelong friendships.

ISSS Events

International Student and Scholar Services offers a variety of intercultural programs and events to provide opportunities for students to explore life at the university and make new friends. Students can connect with each other at our social hours, join one of our city excursions, or attend an informational session. 


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