The Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) is offering a special program for Austin’s 2019 South By Southwest Education conference (SXSW EDU). Founded in 1987, the annual Austin conference and festival brings more than 289,000 people from over 102 countries around the world to the capital of Texas every March.
“This year we want to offer students and educators not only the chance to attend this prolific conference, but to use it as an opportunity to study English with the most experienced intensive English program in the State of Texas,” said TIEC Vice President Ryan Buck, PhD. “I can’t think of a better time to visit Austin and practice your English than during SXSW.”
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals in education, film, art, music, and more. According to SXSW’s Economic Report, “the event has annually provided a broad base of diverse industry professionals unparalleled opportunity to share their visions with one another.”
The cost of the three-week program is $2,579 per person and is designed for visiting groups of 10 or more. It runs from February 25th, 2019 and finishes on March 17th.
“The idea is to come and take one week of intensive English courses, attend the conference, and then come back to TIEC for a final week of English practicum and study,” said Dr. Buck. “The price of the program is completely inclusive and gets you everything from your pass to SXSW EDU to your housing at a private dormitory walking distance from our campus. We even include your public transportation.”
Participants will partake in intensive English lessons 20 hours per week, and their time also includes four hour weekly practicum.
The program includes: airport pickup and drop-off, SXSW EDU passes, double-occupancy housing in a residence hall, public transportation passes, health insurance, J-1 visa processing, English Language Assessment Exams, certificate of completion, and more.
“This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Dr. Buck said. “People come from all around the world to participate in SXSW, it’s the perfect excuse to work on your English and see what the best of international education has to offer.”
Contact TIEP@tiec.org today to find out more about this program, and to reserve your spot.