Welcome back PALS! Our Spring 2014 application is now OPEN! If you are interested in joining our program, please go to the "join PALS" tab and click on the appropriate links to apply. Note that since it is the beginning of the semester and we have lots of applications flooding in at this time, it might take a bit longer for us to process your application, but we will try our best!
Here's another great semester ahead of us! :)
Partnering for Advanced Language Study and Cultural Exchange
Want to study abroad? Interested in learning a new language? Love trying new foods?
With over 4,500 international students at UT, there are over 4,500 opportunities to have an international experience right here on campus.
PALS is a great way to explore the world!
History of PALS.
As the PALS Program grew, American students also contacted the International Office asking for a way to interact with international students. The program then began to focus on matching students for the purpose of cultural exchange in addition to language study.
While the PALS Program emphasizes one-to-one interaction between international students and American students by matching applications, the PALS Program also organizes several scheduled activities for all participants to attend. Scheduled activities are a good opportunity for matched PALS participants to meet other participants besides their PAL, as well as for unmatched participants to take part in the program without being matched.