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International Exchange Students

Welcome to the Moody College of Communication. This information is designed to help international exchange students from partner institutions who are planning to attend The University of Texas at Austin for one semester or one-year. NOTE: If you are interested in studying at The University of Texas but are not participating in an exchange with our partner schools, please contact the UT International Office or Graduate and International Admissions.

Important Dates, 2017/2018

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

*Tentative Dates

Submit online application and supporting documents

 March 1

 October 1

Suggested arrival date

 August 17

 See here for more

 *January 5

 See here for more

ISSS Orientation and IBC check-in for all exchange students (Required)

 Orientation: August 18

 Orientation: *January 6

Moody College orientation (Required)

 August 21, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

 January 8, 10:30 a.m.
 BMC 2.508

Academic advising appointments (Required)

 August 21- 24

 *January 9 - 10

Registration begins

 August 25

 January 11-12

Payment deadline

 August 29 5:00 p.m. (CT)

 January 12, 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Classes begin

 August 30

 January 16

12th class day

 September 14

 January 31

Deadline Day (last day to Q-drop)  TBD

 April 2



 Nov. 23 - 26

 Spring Break:

 March 12 - 17

Classes end

 December 5

 May 4

Final exam period  December 8 - 10, 12 - 14

 May 9 - 12, 14 - 15

DS-2019 end date  December 23

 May 19

Fact Sheet for Exchange Students (PDF)

Recommended Courses

2018 Recommended Courses


Resources for Communication Exchange Students

Map of UT Buildings

Map of Moody College buildings

Useful Links


For questions regarding exchange application and visa processing, please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. Telephone: + 1(512) 471-2477. Email: 
For questions regarding the Moody College of Communication, please contact Jeff Hallock, Academic Advisor.