College of Liberal Arts
Asian Studies

UT Austin South Asia Institute

Where Austin Meets South Asia
Business, Culture and Education
Age group: All Ages

Watch a short video highlighting the strengths of programs, events, and resources offered by the South Asia Institute (SAI) at UT Austin. With over 60 core and affiliated faculty members in more than 15 departments, UT Austin hosts the largest, longest standing interdisciplinary South Asia program in the southwestern United States. As a National Resource Center for South Asia with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, SAI brings the Austin community South Asia focused K-12 resources; cultural events in dance, music and film; academic seminars and conferences; and support for undergraduate and graduate students. SAI connects Austin to the complex cultures, histories, and languages of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. One of SAI’s main goals is to gather all South Asia-focused activities at UT within SAI by continually expanding our faculty, student, and departmental affiliations and by seeking unique, creative partnerships within UT as part of new grant opportunities and the development of new programs. SAI has facilitated international university partnerships between UT departments and Pakistani universities that have focused on academic training, film production, and music performance. SAI also offers a wide variety of support for K-12 teachers – including the Summer Institute on global studies topics – and colleges and universities in the Austin area developing specializations in South Asia and international studies. We welcome you to get in touch and learn what resources SAI has to offer to teachers and students of all grade levels!