Coming Up in ELC:
Scholarship Application: Spring 2021
- Application available online HERE
- Submission Deadline: Monday, November 16 @ 5:00 pm Texas Time
- Two (2) scholarships are typically awarded: one for AEP and one for ELP
- Award will cover $2400 towards intensive tuition for the Spring 2021(15–week) session in either AEP or ELP
Continuing Student Applications
- Application available online HERE
- For Spring 2021
Resume Writing Workshop on Zoom
- Do you need a resume for your university application or applying for jobs?
- Presenters from UT’s Undergraduate Writing Center will advise writers on how to create effective resumes and how to write cover letters to accompany those resumes.
- Thursday, November 19
- 12:30 – 1:30 pm Texas Time
- Complete the form, linked HERE.
- Classes on Wednesday, November 25
- In-person classes will remain in-person after Thanksgiving
Final Reception: Video TALENT SHOW
- Friday, December 4, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Texas Time via Zoom.
- You can make a short video, download a copy to your phone, and email version to Teresa!
- Deadline for submissions: Monday, November 30 @5:00 pm
- Spring 2021 scholarship winners will be announced!
- Take a look at some of previous semester’s submissions for inspiration!
Upcoming Social Events:
Talk Time on Zoom
- Practice your English conversation skills with native English speakers!
- Tuesday, November 17, 2020
- 4:30 – 5:30 pm Texas Time
Scattergories Social on Zoom
- Come play this hilarious game with your friends and classmates!
- Thursday, November 19, 2020
- 5:00 – 6:00 pm Texas Time
International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to promote and celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The University of Texas at Austin participates annually in this important initiative by showcasing globally-focused events held across campus throughout the week. IEW 2020 will take place November 16-20.
UT Austin’s week-long celebration embraces this year’s theme of engagement, resilience and all things global. Colleges, schools and organizations across campus will host more than 70 virtual and in-person events, including alumni career panels, activities for the international student community, education abroad information sessions, traditional cultural performances and art exhibits, and dozens of other activities open to all Longhorns.
Here are some of those events:
- A Night of Global Voices, on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in San Jacinto Residence Hall and online. Listen to live readings of global stories and poems from your fellow UT students, inspired by their personal experiences and family stories.
- Planet Longhorn: Learn a Language in 10 Minutes, Monday, Nov. 16 from 7 – 8pm. Have you always wanted to learn another language? Join Planet Longhorn to learn how to introduce yourself and other handy phrases in four to five different languages. Participants will spend 10 minutes on each language before moving on to the next.
- UT ISA’s Cultural Fashion Show, Monday, Nov. 16 from 2 – 3pm. The UT International Students Agency welcomes everyone to tune in for a virtual fashion show unlike any other! Our aim is to shine a spotlight on different cultures’ traditional wear and show everyone just how beautiful fashion around the world can be!
- The COVID-19 Pandemic: Shared Lessons and Opportunities for Texas and Mexico,
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Dell Medical School’s Division of Global Health, the LLILAS Benson Mexico Center, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública de México (INSP), and the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) come together for an unprecedented collaboration.
- Cooking with UT ISA! Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 4 – 5 pm. An ISA chef extraordinaire will be teaching everyone how to cook, step-by-step, a dish from their home country. By the end of our cooking show, you’ll have learned a new recipe, ate goooood food, and expanded your palette!
- From Sputnik to Mars, Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 12 – 1 pm. Join Russian scientist Alexander Martynov to hear him speak about his experiences working with notable spacecrafts. He worked in the Ballistic Department of Soviet Mission Control Center as an engineer and provided the successful landings of all Soviet and Russian unmanned and manned spacecrafts on Earth, Mars and Venus between 1968 and 1995.
- Planet Longhorn: International Trivia, Thursday, Nov. 19 from 7 – 8 pm. Do you consider yourself a global citizen? Planet Longhorn wants to put your knowledge to the test and find out who the real International Trivia King or Queen is. Form a team and enter Planet Longhorn’s competition to win the grand prize!
- Opening of the South Asia Garden, Friday, Nov. 20 from 12 – 1 pm. A living classroom where campus visitors can learn about South Asian cultures, sustainable food production, healthy eating, and the global histories of vegetables and herbs common to South Asian foodways. Join us for our opening event, featuring a sitar performance by Aruna Kharod and readings of garden-related poetry in five South Asian languages (Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu) by SAI graduate students.
- UT ISA: World Crisis Watchlist: Yemen, Nigeria, Venezuela, Friday, Nov. 20 from 2 – 3 pm. While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm, UT’s ISA wants to remind everyone that there are other world crises that require our attention. Tune in to hear our members discuss the largest humanitarian crisis in the world happening in Yemen and the civil uprisings happening in Venezuela and Nigeria with the EndSARS movement.
- Workshop: What is Culture? A Live Online Learning Activity, Friday, Nov. 20 from 4 – 6 pm. We hear a lot about culture: culture wars, cultural identity, consumer culture, cancel culture, culture fit, cultural competence. All these different uses of the word show us that it is a dizzyingly complex idea. But what is culture anyway? How can increasing your awareness of culture — both yours and others’ — help you develop personally, academically and professionally? Daniel Ach, Education Abroad Senior Program Coordinator and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, will facilitate this interactive workshop designed to guide participants through reflection toward a deeper understanding of the complexity of culture and why it matters.
- Center for East Asian Studies: Korean Film Screening, Friday, Nov. 20 from 6 – 9 pm. Join the Center for East Asian Studies for weekly screenings of Korean films. Tune in to this series and watch acclaimed movies exploring romance, drama, mysteries and revenge. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (봄, 여름, 가을, 겨울 . . . 그리고 봄, 2003), directed by Kim Ki Duk.
- Planet Longhorn: International Movie Night, Friday, Nov. 20 from 7 – 8 pm. Explore the world with Planet Longhorn at their International Movie Night. This enriching event may push you out of your comfort zone as you watch a fun-filled movie in an unfamiliar language!