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SHARING INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE SINCE 1985
In 1985, The University of Texas at Austin faced an influx of international students whose sponsors required support and monitoring services beyond degree studies. Not equipped to provide those services on its own, the university’s international office reached out to other state supported universities—and the Texas International Education Consortium (十大菠菜台子) was born.
The initial results established sponsored student programs across a number of campuses as well was the beginnings of an ongoing dialogue among university administrators regarding international student programs. Presidents of the participating universities became members of the 十大菠菜台子 Board of Directors. Senior International Officers and other representatives became members of the 十大菠菜台子 Operating Council.
A significant early event that firmly established 十大菠菜台子 as a leader in international education was a program in which more than 1,500 Malaysian students completed their university degrees at U.S. universities.
十大菠菜台子 merged with the Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP), the oldest Intensive English program in the state and another outgrowth of international education programs at the University of Texas—in this case, English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction. Since 1965, TIEP has helped more than 30,000 students and professionals, from 131 countries, as they pursued programs in English language, U.S. culture, academic study skills, and pedagogy.
By the early 1990s, 十大菠菜台子 had reached beyond receiving sponsored students and had built a model using Texas faculty and administrators as consulting teams to provide services for international university design and curriculum reform.
This evolution extended the reach of Texas universities to include a new focus on serving education worldwide, providing a global gateway to the expertise of Texas universities, and promoting international peace by sharing knowledge around the world.