Mission Statement

Planet Longhorn is a student-run organization built to welcome, acclimate, and ultimately enhance the exchange experience of international students. Open to all students of The University of Texas at Austin, many of our members have studied abroad or plan to study abroad, while others are simply eager to diversify their cultural knowledge and make friends from around the world.

In addition to assisting international students with tasks such as housing and traveling from the airport, Planet Longhorn acts as their social vehicle for entertainment, planning various activities to help them quickly make new friends and engage in the “Texas life.” Organized trips to the best restaurants, clubs, local hotspots (like Mt. Bonnell and Hamilton pool), nearby rivers, or even other cities are never out of the question. In addition, the organization hosts exclusive events in honor of American tradition, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and football tailgating. With unforgettable memories and an everlasting network of friends that spans the planet, by the end of each semester, no word describes the community fostered by Planet Longhorn as well as “family.”


Student Run


We are a social organization run by UT students united by the mission of uniting longhorns around the world

Helping Internationals


PL was built to welcome, acclimate, and ultimately enhance the exchange experience of international students

Fun Events


As a large social organization committed to our members, we organize exclusive events (boat, Halloween and other parties)

Cultural Excursions


Organized trips to the best restaurants, clubs, local hotspots (like Mt. Bonnell and Hamilton pool) or nearby rivers

Providing Hope


Planet Longhorn proudly joined the fight against poverty by connecting with entrepreneurs in under-developed countries through Kiva

Sports & Tailgates


We demonstrate our school spirit every football season in our tailgates. PL also participates in IM sports throughout the year

Join the Planet Longhorn Family & Become a Member

Enjoy access to member-exclusive events, discounts to all events and a free T-shirt for $15 semester dues
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