Post Arrival Resources - Intercultural Programs - The University of Texas at Dallas

Post-Arrival Resources

The following campus resources may help you transition into Campus life.

English Support

Conversational English

There are various opportunities available for students who are interested in improving their conversational English. These sessions do not require any registration, and students are welcome to join in one or all of these sessions.

International Christian Fellowship

International Christian Fellowship hosts English classes each long semester (fall and spring), led by American volunteers.

  • Mondays, 12-1:30 p.m., SSB 3.107.
  • Thursdays, 12-1:30 p.m., SSA 14.244.

Be sure to check the International Christian Fellowship calendar to verify all dates and times.

FriendSpeak

FriendSpeak is a free one-on-one English conversation class. The setting is classroom style and the environment is causal, with the goal of improving students' language skills.

  • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., SU.

Visit the FriendSpeak website for more information.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language learning program that offers more than 72 languages, including English help for non-native speakers. The program is self-study, which allows students to use the service at their leisure. Create a free Mango Languages account through the McDermott Library homepage.

Writing

The UT Dallas Writing Center offers individual appointments and group workshops to help students identify their writing strengths and weaknesses. All Writing Center services are free for UTD students.

Accent Reduction

The UT Dallas Callier Center has various adult programs and services, including accent reduction for non-native English speakers. View their webpage for more information.

Business Communications Center

The purpose of the Jindal School of Management (JSOM) Business Communication Center is to help students improve thier writing and speaking skills in order to become more effective communicators. JSOM’s BCC is only available to JSOM majors or students currently enrolled in a JSOM course. Visit the website to explore what the BCC has to offer.

Spouse and Family Events

Dependents face significant challenges when moving to the U.S. To assist you in creating an interesting and satisfying life here, you are encouraged to make use of the following resources:

International Spouse and Family Group

The International Spouse and Family Group (ISFG) is a social group for dependents of international students who are interested in meeting new people and learning more about the Dallas area. Join the International Spouse and Family Facebook group or email [email protected] to become part of their mailing list. ISFG resources and events include:

  • Monthly newsletter.
  • English lessons.
  • Children play dates.
  • Social events.

Spouse and Family Events

Custodial Responsibility Disclaimer: UT Dallas will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in on-campus events. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers K-12, parents, legal guardians and chaperones.

If you have additional questions about living in the U.S. as an international spouse or family member, email [email protected].

Campus Resources

Department Services Location
Admission and Enrollment Services Application process and instructions, scholarships, financial aid, campus tours SSB 1
Bookstore Stocks all required textbooks, school supplies and UTD merchandise VCB 1.110
Bursar Payment of tuition and fees SSB 2.300
Comet Card Office Get Comet Card, purchase discounted tickets, buy postage stamps SSA 12.324
McDermott Library Book rental, reference materials, copy center, study space McDermott Library
UT Dallas Police Crime prevention, patrols, self-defense training Police Department
Parking & Transportation Parking passes, free bus services, DART passes PS3 1.200
Registrar Academic Calendar, residency, graduation, transcripts SSB 1
Student Counseling Center Individual, couples and group counseling SSB 4.600
Student Government Free general and immigration attorney services, Comet Discount Program SU 2.400
Student Health Center TB test questions, Student Health Insurance, general health care services SSB 4.700
Student Success Center Writing Center, peer tutoring, Math Lab, Testing Center MC 1.302
University Career Center Job fairs, resume workshops, mock interviews, internship opportunities SSB 3.300
University Recreation Fitness center, swimming pool, rock climbing wall, organized sports, group fitness classes Activity Center

View the Who Can Help page for a more comprehensive list of campus resources.

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