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***Apply by Nov 1 priority deadline for early acceptance and to ease spring 22 course planning*** This six-week Summer 1 program based in Paris, France, aims to provide a survey of contemporary global challenges through guided classroom discussion and site visits to numerous international organizations.The program is divided into two halves: the first three weeks consist of Foundations in International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 320F), and the second three weeks consist of The Theory and Practice of International Organizations (GOV 360N). Students will assess the scholarly and policy debates surrounding key global political, economic, social and environmental challenges for the modern world;as well as gain first-hand awareness of the efforts to address these challenges by state and civil society actors within global governance institutions.


Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts


  • IRG 320F - Foundations in International Relations and Global Studies and
    GOV 360N - The Theory and Practice of International Organizations

Academic Information

Courses count as in-residence hours for UT-Austin students and grades are factored into the official UT-Austin GPA.


***Due to Winter storm, deadline extended to Feb 5 at 11:59 PM*** All courses led by UT-Austin faculty. Dr. Michael Anderson will teach IRG 320F (Foundations in International Relations and Global Studies) and Dr. Stephanie Holmsten will teach GOV 360N (The Theory and Practice of International Organizations.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students will stay in shared residence halls or apartment style housing with kitchen access

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Includes shared room; stipend for some meals and incidental expenses; excursions and entrance fees. Students must pay: UT-Austin summer tuition, airfare, personal items, health insurance, independent travel expenses. Multiple scholarships including program specific need based awards of $1-2,000 available.)


- Summer First
  • Program: June 4, 2023 to July 14, 2023
  • Instructional: June 4, 2023 to July 14, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Final Deadline: February 5, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Ellen Birch

Additional Resources

Financial Aid
Fin Responsibility Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
Events Calendar
Information Session

Next Step

Final application deadline for 2023 program is February 1, 2023. Info sessions 9/20 Zoom, 10/5 PAR 306, 10/27 MEZ 10216. Click "information session" link above for Zoom link. For questions contact program coordinator Ellen Birch at

Program information above is subject to change