Austin is an international city and nearly 20 percent of our residents are born overseas. The following represents just a few of the many languages spoken in Austin. To translate* to a language not listed, click here.
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Are you an international newcomer to Austin? Welcome! We're glad you're here. The International Welcome Program is the City of Austin's way of welcoming international newcomers and helping them to quickly feel at home in our city.
We accomplish this goal through three initiatives:
These orientation sessions explain how to navigate through Austin’s systems and are designed to help immigrant families feel more comfortable with local schools, law enforcement, public transportation, finances, housing, etc. There are also sessions on how to start a small business and how to access City resources such as public libraries.
This program matches newcomers to local volunteer ambassadors through community groups that have signed on as International Welcome Ambassador Organizations. Click the link above to learn how you can get involved!
In partnership with GlobalAustin, the City of Austin has developed InternationalAustin.org, an online portal for international newcomers and for all Austinites interested in international events.
*The City of Austin uses an independent third party tool to provide automated language translation. As with any machine translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not fully convert text into its intended meaning. Therefore, the City of Austin does not guarantee the accuracy of the converted text.