Global Austin

United States

What started in 1960 as a simple program to welcome international students to the University of Texas campus, is now part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). We've connected thousands of international visitors with those in Austin who forge our economy, architecture, environment, city government, technology, and entrepreneurial, innovative culture. In a single year we host hundreds of leaders and professionals from dozens of countries through our Global Ties network.

Join us in our mission to "connect Austin to the world, one handshake at a time." Members will enjoy our Citizen Diplomacy receptions, Distinguished Speaker Series, film screenings, internationally-themed events, the online International Calendar of Austin, our International Trivia Night fundraiser, Great Decisions discussion groups, and other events and activities.