"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."
There are many ways to volunteer, network, enjoy our guests, and become a part of GlobalAustin. We invite you to attend our events and experience all the international events happening in the city as we connect Austin to the world!
Members enjoy our Citizen Diplomacy receptions, Distinguished Speaker Series, film screenings, internationally-themed events, the online International Calendar of Austin, Great Decisions discussion groups, and many other International events and activities. Join us in our mission as "GlobalAustin promotes opportunities for the Central Texas community to experience global, cross-cultural exchange."