The International Office at The University of Texas at Austin delivers a range of services for students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars including English as a second language (ESL), study abroad, and international student and scholar services.
ESL Services offers current and future international students and scholars high-quality English language training and orientation programs to assist them in attaining better proficiency in English and in broadening their cultural awareness in order to ensure their academic success at the university level. ESL Services customizes similar intensive English programs for external organizations and runs a program for students who wish to be certified to teach ESL: the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages, or CELTA.
The Study Abroad Office facilitates specific overseas travel opportunities and advises students. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides orientations, workshops, and advising to international students, visiting faculty, and scholars on topics such as immigration, financial aid, student exchange, employment, insurance, and residency issues.