As the semester ends, and you head home or enjoy the holidays in Austin, you may be wondering how you can get more involved in your community when the new semester resumes. Austin is a growing international city, and gets more diverse on a daily basis! Accordingly, more groups are popping up that you can join to get a feel for the city or just connect with other internationally-minded people. If you’d like to explore what global offerings are in town, try starting with the following groups:
- EuroCircle in Austin: This group isn’t just for Europeans, but is for anyone who wants a community that spans the world. EuroCircle has locations worldwide for those of you looking to mix and mingle when you return home as well. They organize activities, happy hours, ethnic dinners, and holiday celebrations that you can join. More information can be found on Meetup or Facebook about their planned gatherings in and around Austin.
- Austin Chinese Professional Society: The Austin Chinese Professional Society webpage has a great listing of a variety of different organizations in the Austin area. There are links to professional groups, student and scholar meetups, and even schools and culture centers.
- AustIndia: AustIndia is a perfect resource for local Indian connections. The website showcases a multitude of community events and organizations, local information, useful information about Austin, and so much more.
This is just a snapshot of what Austin has to offer, and we hope you find a group you want to join! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and hearing about any adventures you have creating your own Austin community.