The Office of International Programs (OIP) serves as the central hub for students who want to participate in the global opportunities offered by Austin College. The OIP primarily facilitates study abroad programs, offers resources for incoming international students, and leads Global Living Learning Community (GLLC) programming.
The OIP is located in the Wright Campus Center, Room 204, and is open for visits M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
At Austin College, students have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester, a year, and/or a summer to more than 60 countries. The most appropriate options are individualized for each student’s academic needs and interests with the assistance of the Director of International Programs.
Incoming international students can find their home base on campus at the OIP, where resources are made available to make their stay more comfortable and assist in their overall success.
Austin College GLLC
The Global Living Learning Community (GLLC) gives first-year students the unique opportunity to live with a co-hort of globally-minded peers in a suite-style residence hall. Students engage in international activities on campus and with the local community in preparation for participating in Austin College global programs in their subsequent years.
International January Term and May Term courses give students the chance to travel with AC faculty and fellow Roos to immerse themselves in global perspectives. Students can choose from a variety of offered courses around the world to learn about topics inclusive of any interest, major, or minor.
Meet the Staff
Amy Parsons is the Administrative Assistant for International Programs and several other offices on campus. She has been with Austin College since 2016. When she is not at work, she enjoys watching her kids play soccer and off-roading with her husband and friends.
Cheryl Marcelo is the Director of International Programs. She manages global opportunities for students such as study abroad and international JanTerm. She also provides resources for international students on campus. Aside from the U.S., Cheryl also calls the Philippines, Australia, and South Korea her home.
More Global Opportunities
Aside from study abroad programs, Austin College offers other exciting international options, such as:
- GO! Fellowships
- International research opportunities through CREATE
- Israel excavation with Dr. Martin Wells
- Summer internships through the Center for Southwestern & Mexican Studies (CSMS)