Welcome to PALS!

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Who We Are

Partnerships to Advance Language Study or PALS offers both domestic and international students a chance to connect with each other and practice language skills in an informal setting. PALS members who speak English or a non-English language have the chance to hone their leadership skills by hosting a Language Circle. PALS is a program sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services at Texas Global.

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Our History

The Partnerships to Advance Language Study and Cultural Exchange (PALS) Program was created in 1993 by the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin to introduce international students to American students for the purposes of practicing languages. No program designed to pair newly arrived international students with American students existed at the University at that time.

A Glance at PALS