This month, ISSS’s Sponsored Student Services team will welcome 14 new students from Saudi Arabia to participate in one of our Foundation Year Programs. These bright young men will spend a year at UT preparing for admission to a major U.S. university engineering program. They are recipients of the SABIC Scholarship, a five-year award for accomplished Saudi Arabian students.
SABIC students at UT dive into a rich and challenging range of experiences as they prepare for college success. This new cohort will spend their first ten days in Austin learning about American student culture, touring the city and campus, and preparing for their 12-month academic journey. Throughout the year, they will study math, science, English, and standardized test preparation, in addition to developing a variety of life, leadership, and academic skills.
Through ISSS partnerships across the UT campus and the Austin community, Foundation Year students receive world-class instruction, admissions support, and supplemental curricular programming that fosters their development in a multi-cultural and holistic way. ISSS is proud to partner with SABIC; our 7th cohort will join the distinguished ranks of UT sponsored students who learn that What Starts Here Changes the World.