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International Orientation Volunteers


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International Student Orientation & Events

We hope that you will join us at the orientation events we offer to accommodate your arrival schedule, departmental commitments, and information needs.

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Passport to UT

A specialized orientation for incoming UT Graduate & Undergraduate Students. Learn your way around, find resources for academic success and get help finding housing.

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International Orientation Volunteers

Helping with International Student Orientation is a fantastic way to continuing UT student make new friends, and share culture!

Intercultural Programs

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Texas Excursions

Monthly excursions provide an opportunity for international students and scholars to visit the great activities Austin and surrounding cities have to offer.

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Friendship Program

The program matches international students and scholars with members of the Austin community for an intercultural exchange of customs and lifestyles.

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Partnerships to Advance Language Study and Culture Exchange (PALS)

PALS is a Registered Student Organization, sponsored by Texas Global. International and domestic graduate and undergraduate students are all welcome to join PALS.  Every fall and spring, PALS coordinators pair students together for the purposes of cultural exchange, plan a variety of events and outings in the city, and facilitate the formation of Language Circles for members to practice conversation skills in English and a variety of other languages. Find out more about joining PALS or forming a Language Circle on the PALS website.

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Global Living Learning Community

The Global Living Learning Community is a chance to bring together UT students from different countries and cultural backgrounds in one residence hall. LLC members commit to actively engaging in cultural exchange activities a few times each month of residence. Activities can include group meals highlighting recipes of the residents' home countries, attending lectures or public talks on relevant topics, or outings throughout the city.

Other Programs & Events

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Graduating Student Reception

A reception is hosted in the Spring to honor those international students who are graduating from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Scholar Social Hour

ISSS hosts Scholar Social Hour for international scholars the first Wednesday of every month at Austin's Pizza. Come meet other international scholars and have fun.