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? Submit your online application by Friday, January 25th. We will notify you of your match via email the following week, so keep an eye out for an email from Intercultural Programs!
Also, please mark your calendars and attend our kick-off event for the semester:
Friendship Program Bowling & Pizza Social
Sunday, February 3, 1-3pm
Texas Union Underground
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.