Austin Community College is committed to preparing its students to become globally responsible citizens through an education that emphasizes international awareness, cultural diversity, and global interdependence. International Programs partners with faculty, departments, and other units to advise and assist in developing an international dimension in ACC curriculum and courses, teaching and scholarship, and community service by:
Developing and managing faculty-led study abroad programs for ACC credit;
Supporting instructional areas;
Partnering with foreign peer institutions; and
Collaborating with the Central Texas international community
Activities include providing international education opportunities; promoting international perspectives through visiting scholars and faculty professional development; creating and maintaining agreements with partner peer institutions in other countries; hosting international delegations and visitors; promoting international curriculum and course development; and communicating and promoting ACC international activities both within the college and to external constituencies.
WHY STUDY ABROAD?
ACC recognizes that combining study and travel is an important alternative learning experience for students. Study abroad expands students’ horizons and broadens their awareness of the world. It’s an exciting way to encounter another culture, further foreign language skills, and take classes and earn credit toward a college degree.
ACC faculty-led study abroad programs are student-focused and open to anyone in the community who is 18 years of age or older, from any background, educational experience, or ability. ACC study abroad programs offer a life-changing experience that will be the highlight of one's academic endeavors.
Austin Community College draws students and faculty from all over the world. "How Did You Get Here?" is a project of the Division of Arts & Humanities featuring interviews with immigrants and children of immigrants who are currently attending and working at ACC. Click here to access a world map and to see interview videos with students and faculty.