Global Experience

To better engage the world in which we live, the university provides well-designed study abroad opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as programs that bring faculty, visiting scholars and students from other countries to The University of Texas at Austin.

We stress the importance of international study and travel from Texas and create opportunities for international faculty and students to conduct research, teach and study in Austin. Learn more at The World & UT portal.

International Students and Faculty

The University of Texas at Austin joins Columbia University, Harvard University, New York University and the University of Southern California in the top 10 for international student enrollment.

More than 1,000 scholars come from other countries to the university to conduct research each year, and more than 5,700 international students representing more than 100 countries are enrolled here.

We are proud to have an excellent English as a Second Language program that serves about 1,000 students each year, including international teaching assistants and assistant instructors. Our international students and scholars enrich the lives of all of us at the university, and we hope you choose our campus as your new home.

Visit the International Office to learn more.

Study Abroad

From geography students examining conditions in the Amazon River regions of South America to faculty digging into Parisian libraries, international research efforts are a vibrant part of The University of Texas at Austin.

The world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and the opportunities and need for people with significant cross-cultural skills and experience have never been greater. Studying abroad will enhance your professional opportunities and help you clarify your academic ambitions.

The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the top five U.S. universities in sending students abroad.

The university’s Study Abroad Office is committed to providing study opportunities to students who are interested and eligible. We have programs suited for every stage of your academic career, from your very first year to your graduate study.

Some programs offer internships and research opportunities, while others offer language courses, as well as courses that fit into your degree plan. A variety of scholarships are specifically dedicated to overseas study.

International Centers on Campus

Almost every college, school and department at the university has international programs and projects either well-established or under way.

The university supports many national resource centers, such as in Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, South Asian studies, Russian, East European and Eurasian studies and many more. Many interdisciplinary centers on campus also will give you the opportunity to experience languages, cultures and policies around the globe, from the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law to the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

Visit the The World & UT Academics page to learn more.

Priority Projects

The university is committed to creating new opportunities to expand our global perspective and relationships with initiatives such as Projects for Under-served Communities and Casa Herrera.