Posted: 7/12/23

Past TAMIU Reading the Globe Ambassadors Invited to Share Their Experiences


Reading the Globe 15th Anniversary Logo

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Reading the Globe (RTG) Program calls on past program participants to recollect and share their life-changing travel experiences.

Former RTG ambassadors are encouraged to share their stories through a recorded video testimonial project. These videos will be posted on the RTG Program website and placed on the RTG Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/tamiureadingtheglobe/ and TAMIU’s Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/txamiu, as well as other University-affiliated social media channels.   

The videos should answer a series of questions, including the name of their common read, the country they traveled to, a special trip memory, the impact of their travel experience, and advice for current First-Year students hoping to travel abroad.

Additional information, including video guidelines, can be found at go.tamiu.edu/yourRTGstory.  

The Fall Campus Common Read for University students also serves as the selected text for the Laredo Public Library’s One City, One Book selection as part of an ongoing community partnership. This year’s selection is Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Mutsuki Mockett. 

The University’s RTG Program, housed in University College, will bring the author to Laredo this Fall for speaking events on campus, and a public appearance at the Laredo Public Library. Prior to the lecture, a meet-and-greet with the author is scheduled.

University students can apply for selection as RTG Ambassadors and participate in a study abroad trip to Japan in Spring 2024.

Since 2008, the University’s RTG Program has offered First-Year students the opportunity to travel abroad to connect their common read to an international experience. The selected read offers opportunities for discourse on student-relevant issues while raising social awareness on both a local and global scale.

University students have traveled the globe, including Cambodia, Chile, China, select Eastern European countries, Ghana, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Turkey. 

Learn more about the University’s RTG Program by visiting https://go.tamiu.edu/rtgtrip.

For more information on sharing a past RTG experience, contact University College at 956.326.2134, email university.college@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 416.

As a result of actions taken by the Texas Legislature to address affordability in higher education, all resident undergraduate academic costs, including tuition, mandatory academic fees, all academic-related general fees, and college course fees, have been frozen for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years at TAMIU. The University has not raised tuition and fees since 2021.

Registration for TAMIU’s Summer and Fall 2023 is now underway. View the registration schedule here: https://www.tamiu.edu/registrar/registration.shtml.

To learn more about TAMIU’s Registration processes, visit the dedicated Registration Hub at https://go.tamiu.edu/registration. 

University news and information can also be found online at tamiu.edu and on TAMIU’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.