University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

Founded in 1883, UT Austin is the flagship institution for the University of Texas System and a tier-one public research institution. Its 350-acre main campus, 17 colleges and schools, 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students make it one of the largest public universities in the United States. The history of Latin American studies at UT Austin dates to the late 1890s, and it proudly hosts a Title VI National Resource Center for Latin American studies and languages. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The YLAI Professional Fellows Program will be housed in UT Austin’s award-winning International Office (IO), which was established more than 60 years ago and now houses 131 experienced staff. The IO is a national leader in the number of students and scholars supported for international programs, serving over 7,000 international students and scholars, 1,000 English as a Second Language students, and over 2,500 study abroad students each year. In addition to designing and implementing traditional programs, the IO manages a number of special projects, connecting international partners with collaborators and advocates on the university campus. Our Special Projects Department supports grant-funded projects, such as the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI) and Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP), and various Fulbright orientation and debriefing programs.