Homestay Hosts Needed: Latin American & Caribbean Entrepreneurs (Oct. 6-7)

Homestay Hosts Needed: Latin American & Caribbean Entrepreneurs (Oct. 6-7)

From the UT International Office: Help UT Austin change the world with a unique homestay opportunity!

The International Office at The University of Texas at Austin has been selected as a host university of the prestigious Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), a five-week institute that will bring 14 Latin American and Caribbean leaders to the Forty Acres this fall.

Beyond the Bonds of Friendship exists the Relationship of Sister Cities

Beyond the Bonds of Friendship exists the Relationship of Sister Cities

Saltillo, Coahuila.- Beyond the bonds of friendship exists the relationship of Sister Cities.

The Chambers of Commerce of Austin and Saltillo are "devoted to strengthening business ties between both communities," said Luis Rodriguez, president of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Members of Peruvian Congress in Austin

Open World Leadership Center, Friendship Force of Austin and GlobalAustin have invited another delegation of Members of the Peruvian National Congress to Austin to meet with their American counterparts. During their visit in July, the Peruvian delegation will attend committee meetings and legislative sessions to learn how their counterparts interact with relevant executive agencies, advocacy groups, and constituents on the subject of Accountable Governance.

The Austin-Lima Sister Cities Committee is pleased to welcome the Peruvian Members of Congress to Austin.

OP-ED: 'In Order To Build Bridges, Younger Generations Need to Participate in Events Like Saltillo Day'

OP-ED: 'In Order To Build Bridges, Younger Generations Need to Participate in Events Like Saltillo Day'

Between Trump, walls, and cartels, it seems like the only narrative being discussed about Mexico and The United States is the large gap between them despite their physical proximity. The media is full of negative discourse which makes it seem like these two countries couldn’t be more at odds with each other The irony is that, in real life, things look completely different.

Austin, London breweries create sister city beer, the Cockney Cowboy, for SXSW

A few years after Austin and the London borough of Hackney became official sister cities, two of their breweries have partnered to create a special beer that will release during South by Southwest.

Oasis, Texas Brewing and London’s Hackney Brewery have made the Cockney Cowboy Calling Hybrid Red Lager, a name that nods to Austin roots rocker Joe Ely’s relationship with the English band the Clash and their “London Calling” album. 
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Dr. SungEun Park New Chair of Austin-Gwangmyeong Sister Cities Committee

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. SungEun Park will lead the Austin-Gwangmyeong Sister Cities Committee, fostering the relationship between Austin, TX and our sister city in South Korea! 

Pianist SungEun Park has extensively performed as a solo pianist and chamber musician throughout Korea, Italy and the United States. Dr. Park has earned her degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin (DMA), Texas State University (MM). Dr. Park joins the Texas State International Piano Festival as Associate Program Director. She also serves as a Director at Austin Harmony Youth Orchestra.

Get in touch with SungEun to learn more!

On to the NextLevel

Due to high demand for new membership opportunities, we have recently created four completely new committees that will serve the needs of our existing sister cities and ASCI as the premier international organization in Austin:

  • Youth and Education
  • Music, Arts and Culture
  • Business Development
  • Non-profit Operations

Contact Kevin Chen to learn more and to get involved.