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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2017 Subiendo Academy?

The 2017 Subiendo Academy will take place on the University of Texas campus in Austin from June 11-15. Students will participate in professional and leadership development programming, as well as their team's week-long project for the entirety of the academy.

How much does it cost?

Students attend at no cost to themselves or their families.

What about travel?

If students need help traveling to Austin, the academy will coordinate round-trip airfare (RGV) or Megabus (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio). We will need to verify students' personal information before sending their travel itinerary near the end of May. Students will be traveling with other Academy attendees, and will be met at the airport or bus station by a group of Subiendo Team Leaders welcoming them to Austin.

What can parents attend?

Parents and siblings are invited to attend the Orientation luncheon on Sunday (6/11). The Final luncheon on Thursday (6/15) is limited to two guests per student. Both will take place at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. A map will be sent in the final packet.

Where will students stay? How are they supervised?

Subiendo students stay in Jester dormitory on the University of Texas campus. Students are separated by gender onto different floors of the dorm, and Team Leaders of the same gender will be sleeping on the same floor as the students. Students will be under supervision at all times during the academy.

What should students wear?

Students should bring 4 sets of business casual clothing and 4 sets of casual clothing for sleeping and game night. In addition, students will be given a t-shirt either before (if they are traveling) or during the Academy, as well as a polo. For traveling students, the t-shirt should be worn on the bus or plane. *It is not advised to bring heels due to excessive walking.

Are students fed during the academy?

Yes, students are fed 3 meals a day and have snacks available throughout the day. Breakfast will be served at the Jester dormitory before each day of programming begins, and students will be served lunch and dinner at different locations each day.

What if students have special dietary restrictions?

We will cater to dietary restrictions. If your students has a special dietary restriction, they should have it noted in the questionnaire they completed. If they need to check on this information, please have them contact Subiendo. 

What if I have additional questions?

Call 512-232-6778 or email subiendo@austin.utexas.edu

A Guide to the College Student

A Guide to the College Student was written by Subiendo's Team Leaders and addresses the things they wish their parents knew when they left for college. Download the PDF.