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Business Language Tools

Business Language Tools

Video Series: Cultural Interviews with International Business Executives

This Center for Global Business funded program is a compilation of over 800 brief video clips. Foreign executives discuss cultural issue of interest to North Americans - from negotiation practices to social situations.

The interviews offer the opinions of real people, which are at times contradictory, and serve to stimulate discussion. They introduce diverse vocabulary in a professional setting, and offer non-native speakers of foreign languages examples of natural speech, illustrating the way that speakers really talk. The video clip library includes interviews in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Turkish and Russian which can be viewed here.  

SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship

SYLFF Doctoral Fellowship

The objective of these awards, which are made possible by an endowment from the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) of the Tokyo Foundation, is to support doctoral dissertation research on topics combining international and business perspectives.


Awards are made only to doctoral students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), who have been admitted to candidacy, and whose approved dissertation research addresses, wholly or in significant part, the objective described above. 


Process: Graduate advisers submit nominations to McCombs+ in the McCombs School.  Applications will be reviewed by the UT-Austin SYLFF Steering Committee, with input from McCombs School Doctoral Advisory Committee.


Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled at UT-Austin and admitted to candidacy. Awards are based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research that combines international and business perspectives, a strong personal statement, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s doctoral advisor.

Application Materials: Applicants are required to complete the Application Form, which includes calls for the following:

  • Awards Earned Since Graduate School
  • Personal Statement
  • VITA
  • Letter of Recommendation from Doctoral Advisor

Application Deadline: February 1 for the following academic year.

Stipend:   $10,000.  Generally, three such awards are available annually.

Mailing Address:

McCombs+ Global & Experiential Learning
McCombs School of Business
RRH 2.371, Mail Stop B6004
(512) 471-4143

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