Social distancing has significantly altered the way we work, live and communicate. Navigating all the lifestyle changes we have to make now may seem difficult or overwhelming. That’s why the ISSS virtual community is organizing Thoughtful Thursdays, a series of events open to international students and scholars, periodically hosted in… read more
Reminder: Fall Insurance Waiver Deadline
The fall Insurance Waiver deadline is coming up! All insurance waivers for the fall semester are due September 14, 2017 by 5:00 pm. What is an Insurance Waiver? If you are an international student currently in F or J visa status, then you are automatically enrolled in the UT Student… read more
Winter Break Health and Safety
Whether you’ll be travelling for the holidays or “stay-cationing” here in Austin, keep the following tips in mind this Winter Break: Remember to keep your insurance card with you at ALL times. Fill your prescriptions before leaving for vacation so you don’t run out unexpectedly. Know where to seek care for… read more
Fall is Apple Season!
It seems the summer heat has finally given us a break, and fall is ushering in cozy cardigans, scarfs, and boots. And what says fall more than fresh, crisp apples? Think apple cider, apple orchards, apple pie and more! Health Benefits of Apples We all know “an apple a day… read more
Texas Summer 101
Whether you’re a veteran to the 100º F temperatures or experiencing your first summer in Austin, here are a few important reminders for all of us: Beat the Heat Drink plenty of water, even if you’re not thirsty. Don’t engage in vigorous activity in the hottest part of the day from 11am… read more
Texas PEACH Season is Coming!
Summer is almost here and along with it, in-season produce! Austin has numerous farmers markets to grab seasonal produce, and some farmers markets also feature chef demonstrations and music. For a list of farmers markets in the area, read our recent post on the topic. Cooking with In-Season Produce Summer seasonal produce… read more
Stay Safe & Beat the Heat This Summer!
Everyone is ready to have some summer fun! Summer can be the best part of the year, but did you know that it’s also prime time for accidents and ER visits? Check out these summer safety tips: Be prepared for the Texas heat Choose a sunscreen of at least SPF… read more
Thrive at UT
Introducing: Thrive at UT Mobile App As the semester comes to an end and you begin studying for finals, take a break to check out the new Thrive at UT mobile app. Thrive is a free iPhone app geared toward enhancing the well-being of busy UT students on the go.… read more
Three Simple Ways to Reduce Stress
April is Stress Awareness Month! While a certain degree of stress is actually normal, too much stress can leave you more vulnerable to illness and less open to the pleasure of life. Here are a few simple things you can do right now to keep stress in check: Enjoy Music… read more
Mental Health Promotion Week: Be Kind to Your Mind
Mental Health Promotion Week 2016 is a campus-wide event focused on promoting elements of positive emotional well-being. Programs throughout the week emphasize the benefits of exploring social connections, mindfulness, self-care, gratitude, resilience, creativity and play. Wednesday’s event will even feature a particular focus on culture and mental health: Diversity &… read more
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