Studying Abroad in Asia Information Session

September 19th, 2014

The Study Abroad Office will be presenting an information session on studying abroad in Asia next Tuesday. 

When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Meyerson Conference Center, WCH 4.118

Hope to see you there! 

Critical Language Scholarship is Now Accepting Applications

September 19th, 2014

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages.

Students can connect with Department of State representatives at the following events: 

U.S. Department of State Internships – Information Session: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014  5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the CLA building (Julius Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302E)

Fall 2014 Career and Internship Fair, hosted by Liberal Arts Career Services: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Texas Union Ballroom

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the thirteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website:

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

There is no service requirement for CLS Alumni after the program. However, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.

Please note that CLS is an intensive group-based language program.

The application is now live and available online at:

Applications will be due November 12, 2014 by 8:00 pm EST.

Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website:

For news, updates and more information about the CLS Program, check out the CLS website or our Facebook page for updates!

CLS Website:

CLS Facebook page:

For questions, please contact us at:

Summer Course: Teach English Abroad or in Austin

September 19th, 2014

Teach English as a Second Language this Summer in Mexico, South Korea, or Austin 

Interested in teaching English abroad? Learn, intern, and teach it well!

UTeach-Liberal Arts and the International Office’s ESL Services offer a 6-hour course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in June followed by a 6-week internship in Mexico, South Korea, or Austin.  The course and internship are open to all majors, as well as non-UT students; apply below by December 1st.

Information Session Wednesday, Oct. 8, 4:00 PM, in GEB 1.308.

Class and Registration Information

TESOL Session I – In Austin, June 4-24, 2015

  • UTL F320  TESOL I: Principles of Teaching (3 hours daily)
  • UTL F320  TESOL II: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 hours daily)
  • Field Work-Internship in an Austin language school (2 hours daily)

TESOL Session II – In Mexico, South Korea, or Austin, June 29-August 7, 2015

  • Limited enrollment: 12 placements in Mexico, 4 in South Korea, 15 in Austin
  • L A S110 Internship Registration by consent of Course Instructor. Internship requires successful completion of both UTL F320 courses, a full workday commitment for 3 weeks.  

For more information:

To apply:

Psychology Internal Transfer Information Sessions, Fall 2014

September 19th, 2014

Interested in changing or adding a second major in Psychology? You’ll want to attend one of the INFO SESSION below for Spring 2015 Admission. 

Tuesday, September 23: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Monday, October 16: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 31: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

All Information Sessions will be held in BUR 214

Attending an info session is required to be eligible for admission to the major.

For additional information, click here:


Fall Departmental Scholarship Competition

September 17th, 2014

Two Departmental scholarships will be offered this fall for use in spring 2015. Deadline to apply is Oct. 15, 2014. 

China Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad

The China Studies Study Abroad Scholarship provides partial financial support for students planning to study in the People’s Republic of China or Taiwan during the summer or academic year. The scholarship amount varies each year, depending on the budget and number of scholarships awarded. The amount is not intended to cover the full cost of a program, so students should pursue additional sources of funding.

Eligibility: Students must have completed at least one year of Chinese at UT-Austin by the end of the semester in which they apply. The competition is based on academic achievement, financial need, and merit of the proposed study abroad program. Undergraduate students must enroll in a language or other organized program.

Mitsubishi Study Abroad Scholarship

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Endowment provides partial funding for UT students studying abroad in Japan during the summer or academic year.

Eligibility: Applicants must participate in a language or other organized study program in Japan or the equivalent elsewhere. Funding is available for either graduate or undergraduate students. However, students must have completed at least one year of Japanese before the summer session in order to receive consideration. Awards are for a minimum of $500. The amount is not intended to cover the full cost of a program, so students should pursue additional sources of funding.


How to apply for departmental scholarships: Applications must be submitted online by October 15, 2014 through the Study Abroad Office’s GLOBAL A$$IST system. Letters of recommendation are filled out by faculty members online. Automated requests for letters of recommendation are sent out by the system after students have completed and submitted the online application. At least one of the letters of application must be from a language instructor.


Please apply only to the scholarship that corresponds t0 the semester in which you begin your study or research program. 

General Scholarship Information

September 17th, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for merit-based, research and study abroad scholarships for fall 2014!

See if you are eligible on the Liberal Arts scholarship website:

Deadline for most scholarships is October 16, 2014.

For Liberal Arts students from Shelby County, Texas or adjoining counties

For Liberal Arts student from Franklin County, Texas or adjoining counties

Fall 2014 Career and Internship Fair – Oct. 8, 2014

September 17th, 2014

Liberal Arts Students – - 

October 8th is your chance to connect with recruiters from a variety of industries at our Career & Internship Fair. Employers are looking for you to fill their full-time and internship opportunities! Don’t miss our fair, and our prep workshops and services before the fair:

  • Fall 2014 Career & Internship Fair, October 8
  • Making the Most of the Career & Internship Fair Workshops, October 6
  • Career Fair Walk-In Advising October 6 & 7


Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LocationTexas Union Ballroom, The University of Texas at Austin

Co-Hosted by: Liberal Arts Career Services & Liberal Arts Council

Attire: Professional attire required (no jeans, shorts, running shoes/sneakers or flip flops; visit our Dress for Success page to learn more about professional attire.)

Employers: Meet recruiters from a variety of companies and organizations, including Morningstar, Teach For America, National Instruments, Apple, Center for Disease Control, American Cancer Society, National Security Agency, and more! Search the full list of Attending Employers.

Take advantage of this opportunity to launch your career or find an internship. Come professionally dressed and bring several copies of your resume. Read more about the career fair, which organizations are scheduled to attend, and how you can plan your visit to the fair at our Career Fair page.

Join our Facebook event here!

Career Coaching Help – Take advantage of career coaching to help you prepare for the fair. Call to schedule an individual appointment (512-471-7900) or visit us during our extended walk-in advising times October 6 & 7 (details below).

Making the Most of the Career & Internship Fair Workshops

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014

Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: LACS, FAC 18

Read more about the in person and webinar prep workshops

Do you want to know how to talk with employers and create opportunities for yourself at the Fall 2014 Career & Internship Fair on October 8, 2014? If so, this workshop is for you! Attend this workshop to learn what works and doesn’t work at a Career Fair and what employers are really looking for. We will address the following topics:

  • How to make the best first impression
  • What questions you should ask employers
  • Who will be there and what they are looking for
  • How to follow up after the event

Career Fair Walk-In Advising

LACS is offering all walk-in advising during the two days prior to the fair. Pop in for last-minute resume and career fair help, no appointment necessary.

Monday, October 6 from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7 from 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Liberal Arts Career Services, FAC 18

We look forward to seeing you!


The University of Texas at Austin | 512-471-7900 | |



Free Japanese Calligraphy Lesson

September 17th, 2014

Learn the basics of Japanese Calligraphy! 

No preparation needed. 

WHEN: Sept. 18th, Thursday  3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gates Dell Complex Building (GDC) 2.402

Instructor: Aya Koga

Aya Koga started calligraphy at the age of six. She was awarded the Yomiuri Newspaper Calligraphy Prize when she was a student. She holds 2nd level calligraphy license from the Official Calligraphy Association of Japan.

If you haven’t already seen the Japanese Facebook page, check it out:¬if_t=like



How to Get the Best Registration Time for Spring

September 9th, 2014

UT is continuing its practice of scheduling registration access based upon proximity to graduation.

What does that mean for you? 

If you want to improve your chances of getting an earlier registration time, you need to do the following:

  • Declare your minor if you haven’t already done so
  • Claim credit-by-exam as appropriate
  • Submit any transcripts for courses not yet transferred to UT
  • If possible, complete any incompletes
  • Ensure all your courses are counting in the correct place on the degree audit

If you have any questions or concerns about these tasks, feel free to come see me in WCH 4.116.

Graduate School Fair

September 9th, 2014

Graduate School Fair

October 7


Texas Union Ballroom

Meet representatives from graduate programs across the country.  This event is free and open to all majors at UT.

Learn more about the event:

In order to expedite your registration, you can RSVP in advance here:

An RSVP is not required to attend the fair.​

Presented by the Graduate Coordinator Network.