What is the Friendship Program? The Friendship Program is an opportunity for UT international students and scholars to interact with the Austin community and share experiences, traditions, and customs.
As an international student or scholar, the Friendship Program will provide you with the chance to meet members of the Austin community. Your Austin host will help you become acquainted with the city and the American lifestyle.
Who can apply? Any international student or scholar who is currently enrolled or affiliated with the University can apply.
- Must have the intention to remain in the program for one semester once matched.
- Be willing to engage in a monthly activity with your host.
- Be open and willing to engage in new experiences, and the sharing of your culture and values.
How do I apply? You can apply by submitting the online application. Once you submit your application online, we will work on matching you with a host. We will notify you via email, so keep an eye out for an email from Intercultural Programs!
Mark your calendars and attend our Kick-Off event for the semester:
Friendship Program Winter Dessert Social
Sunday, January 25th, 2-4pm
Texas Union Santa Rita Suite
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.