UPDATE: President Trump Signs New Travel Executive Order
 On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order effective March 16, 2017, impacting certain
individuals seeking entry to the U.S. who are from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
The Executive Order does not apply to individuals who are within the United States on the effective date of the Order
or to those individuals who hold a valid visa. However, international students and scholars from the six affected countries
or traveling to these countries are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from an OIE advisor prior to international travel. Information and Resources

New International Students - Register Here

Programs & Events » The Link: International Friendship Program

  • Having conversations over coffee or tea.
  • Going grocery shopping and preparing dishes from each other's cultures.
  • Celebrating a birthday or holiday.
  • Packing a picnic and visiting a local park.
  • Attending a local festival, museum or film.

Prior to being matched, Friendship Partners must complete an application. Following a brief orientation by phone or in person, participants will be matched with a friendship partner. In addition to a short bio of your partner, you will be given an overview of your partner's country and culture and a practical guide for Friendship Partners.

If you are interested to participate in the Link program email the following application to Allison.ross@uta.edu or submit at the Office of International Education at Swift Center.

International Students Apply here:

International Student/Scholar Application

American Students/Community Apply here:

Community Friend Application

If you have any questions you may contact:
Allison Ross
Programming Coordinator
The Office of International Education
Swift Center
1022 UTA Blvd