Austin College has a student body of approximately 1,300 students, including residents of Texas and 32 other U.S. states, plus 38 international students, representing Canada, China, Ethiopia, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam. The student community includes individuals of diverse ethnic and religious heritages and myriad interests and talents.
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Our strong academic programs, small classes, access to professors and diverse student body make Austin College a great fit for many international students. Please browse our website and see if Austin College might be the place for you to call home for the next four years.
Where is Austin College?
Austin College is located in Sherman, Texas, a community of approximately 38,000 residents that becomes home to our students. A quick trip south to Dallas offers additional entertainment and internship opportunities. DFW International Airport is only 100 kilometers away and offers service to over 200 different locations.
International Student Support
An International Student Advisor (ISA) is available to support students enrolling from outside the United States socially and academically as they adjust to life in the U.S. and at Austin College and to familiarize them with campus and community resources. In addition, through the College’s Student Ambassador Program, international students are connected with American students – and are able to assist one another in cultural understanding. The group enjoys cultural exchanges and socializing as well as some off-campus outings. The ISA also is available to discuss students’ academic experiences and make them aware of services that might be helpful. Through the Admission Office, current international students are paired with prospective students from abroad to provide perspective and guidance as international students make college decisions.
In addition, like all students, international students have a faculty mentor throughout their Austin College experience. All freshman complete a freshman seminar course during the first fall term. Students explore a particular assigned topic while further developing abilities in writing, oral communication, research skills, and other facets of intellectual inquiry. The course instructor becomes the students’ mentor, who helps students in degree planning and toward pursuing internships, study abroad, research, or other areas that will enrich their educational experience.
Access to Top Academic Programs for International Students
Learning doesn’t come only from textbooks and Austin College students add a depth of meaning to their studies by applying theories and facts learned in the classroom to “real life” situations like these examples:
Meet Our Students
Tom Samonig ’18
Tom is from Portsmouth, England. His majors are in Business Administration and Economics. “Adjusting to life here has been easy and the international student staff is very helpful. I had so much fun over my first year, not just at the College but in Texas as a whole. Austin College just feels like home.”
Phung Banh ‘21
As a Vietnamese international student, I will graduate Austin College with a double major in Art and Psychology, with a minor in East Asian Studies, specifically concentrating in Japanese. Being an IMC intern allows me to exceed as a graphic designer. I was the design lead for TEDxAustinCollege 2019 and TEDxAustinCollege 2020, as well as… [Read More]
Oyindamola Olufosoye ‘20
I am from Lagos, Nigeria, I graduated from Canterbury International High School in Lagos, Nigeria. I am currently majoring in International Economics and Finance with a double minor in German and Environmental Studies. After joining the Office of Public Affairs intern team my sophomore year, I have assisted with Star Parties, MLK Celebrations, and TEDxAustinCollege.… [Read More]
Xuanru “Nina” Ding ’17
Nina is from Beijing, China. Her majors are in Business Administration and Public Health. “People sometimes asked me if it hard to be immersed in US culture. I can confidently tell you that Austin College strongly encourages cultural diversity on campus.”