Living in Austin

Austin, Texas, nicknamed the Live Music Capital of the World, is the 11th largest city in the United States. It's home to a vibrant cultural scene, boasts the best breakfast tacos around and has been called one of America's friendliest cities.

It’s also the fastest-growing city in the United States—and for good reason. Austin's laid-back vibe means you'll find yourself strolling the shores of Lady Bird Lake, learning to two-step at the iconic Broken Spoke and rubbing shoulders with tech giants working for Dell, IBM and Apple, all in equal measure. 

More Information for International Students

International students should engage with the International Office for additional information about transitioning to life in the United States. Welcome!

Festivals & Events

All year long, Austin plays host to some of the biggest and best festivals in the world.

Outdoor Attractions

Get outside! With numerous parks and year-round sunshine, you’ve got plenty of options.

Venues & Theaters

Any night of the week, there are dozens of places where you can catch a show, a movie or a play.

Iconic Austin Locations

Austin has other treasures in store, too—a rich civic life, tons of vibrant, historic neighborhoods, terrific shopping and, of course, the Congress Avenue Bridge bats.