International students on the UT football stadium field

Get Involved

ISSS offers a number of ways for students and scholars to meet one another and become part of our vibrant international community.


Partnerships to Advance Language Study or PALS is a program sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services at Texas Global. PALS offers both domestic and international students a chance to connect with each other and practice language skills in an informal setting. Student leadership opportunities include hosting a Language Circle in English or a non-English language.

Friendship Program

The Friendship Program connects international students and scholars with members of the Austin community. 

Scholar Social Hours

ISSS hosts Scholar Social Hour for international scholars every month.  Reconnect with old friends and welcome new ones. Feel free to invite colleagues and bring your family.

Global Living Learning Community

The Global LLC provides the opportunity for UT students from diverse cultural backgrounds and various countries to live in the same residence hall and enjoy special programs and events to enhance their intercultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills.