International students on the UT football stadium field

Get Involved

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

PALS

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 any other language.

Friendship Program

The Friendship Program connects international students and scholars with host families and individuals, members of the Austin community who share insight into the local culture.

Global Living Learning Community

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

360 Connections

The 360 Connections program allows first-year undergraduate international students to belong to a smaller community within UT Austin with active support from a Texas Global staff member and a student mentor.

International Orientation Volunteer (IOV) Program

Each year, UT Austin and Texas Global welcome over a thousand international students to the Longhorn community. Get involved in International Orientation activities and provide a welcoming environment for new classmates.

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.