As any adventurer knows, some of the best experiences are found off the beaten path. Austin College offers a variety of distinctive opportunities, from the month-long Jan Term to a study abroad program in which many of our students participate. Interested in intensive language study? Check out the Jordan Family Language House. And for those of you bent on learning to lead, Austin College offers the Posey Leadership Institute, Model U.N., and many other opportunities. At Austin College, learning has no limits.
Promotes multidisciplinary inquiry of environmental issues and problems through education, research and outreach programs, designed to increase scientific knowledge, expand community awareness, and foster greater appreciation for the interdependence of humans and other species.
Promotes collaborative learning between students of the college and faculty members, with special emphasis on the historical, cultural, social, economic, and political issues facing Texas and Mexico.
Determines the student’s faculty mentor and serves as the instructor in Communication/Inquiry, a seminar course taken during the fall term of the freshman year. As a class, the students in each C/I section explore a particular topic of interest.
Center for Research, Experiential, Artistic & Transformative Education
CREATE helps administer opportunities for Undergraduate Research (UR) for students. There are several different programs to get involved with research via the classroom or independently, and students can choose from group or individual research projects.
iLAD introduces language across the curriculum at Austin College and infuses area studies and world cultures into disciplines across the college. The initiative expands offerings in Spanish language and Latin American and Iberian Studies, especially related to experiential learning and training in programs in the health fields, business and finance, and international relations.
The Scarbrough Center for Writing supports a culture of writing at Austin College. Located in the Abell Library Center, the Scarbrough Center for Writing provides peer writing assistance, writing workshops and resources, and support for the teaching of writing across campus.
Advances the mission of Austin College by encouraging the bold exploration of intellectual frontiers and by fostering lively intellectual dialogue within and across academic disciplines.
Gives aspiring student leaders extraordinary opportunities to train for lives of leadership and service.