University of Texas at Austin RUF International

Dinner & Discovery: Jesus' Famous Speech | Thursdays 7-9pm at 810 W 32nd Street

RUF International exists at Texas because local churches want to welcome, serve, and love international students as you come to this new city and country.

No matter where you're coming from, or what you're in Austin to study, we are here for you. It is difficult to be in a new place, let alone a new country where you don't know anybody. We hope you'll find a community and friendships with other International students, as well as American students and families that will help make your time in Austin feel more like home.

RUF International exists to welcome the nations through social activities and events around Austin, and in American homes. Dinners, Movie nights, game nights, and cultural holidays are some of the main things we do. We also want to give you the opportunity to explore the Bible and good news of Jesus through our weekly Dinners & BIble discussions, but this is not required. We want to be your friend regardless of what you attend or how often you come to stuff. In our goal to explore the good news of Jesus Christ together, we have a weekly discussion where you can read passages from the Bible, and ask questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. This is a safe place and time for skeptics, doubters, non-believers, and those of other faiths to see what exactly the Bible says about who God is and what Christians believe.

If you're interested in connecting with Americans and other international students, or learning about the Bible, Jesus, or Christianity, or just looking for some community come check out one of our events or contact Terry and he'll be happy to meet you!

Join Us

Dinner & Discovery: Jesus' Famous Speech

Thursdays 7-9pm
810 W 32nd Street

Welcome Dinner

August 25 at 7pm
810 W 32nd Street

Welcome Party

August 27 at 7pm

Labor Day Picnic

September 5, 12-3pm
Pease Park

Texas Fiesta Fall Retreat

October 7-9
Frontier Camp

Halloween Party

October 29 at 7pm
1815 Michael Wayne Drive

International Thanksgiving

November 19, 12-3pm

Christmas Party

December 3, 6-9pm


Meet Our Team

Molly Farrell

Molly Farrell

Campus Staff

Molly grew up in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech with a fine arts degree in painting where her love for international ministry developed through being involved with ESL at her local church. Molly did the RUF-I Internship at UT Knoxville and loved it so much she decided to move down to Austin and continue serving the international student community at (the real UT). Molly loves learning about different cultures, meeting new people and exploring new places. In her free time, you can find Molly at Zilker obsessing over other peoples dogs, kayaking on the river or listening to live music.