Kate Austin

"Encouraging diversity and supporting all individuals are highly important goals for my work. We help international students adjust to a new culture and teach them skills that will help them meet their educational as well as extracurricular goals."

Recent Work & Background

In my position, I work primarily with international students. As the Assistant Director of International Student Services, I assist students in areas such as: the application and admission process, initial arrival of students, placement testing, assigning classes, organizing schedules, as well as advising students on a daily basis. I also interview and hire adjuncts for teaching ESL courses and travel abroad to many different countries working on international recruitment. Finally, I teach in the Intensive Language and Culture Program each semester.


Fall 2016

EL 064 01 Speaking Listening IV

Spring 2016

EL 061-064 Speaking & Listening
EL 071-074 Reading & Vocabulary
EL 081-084 Grammar (Structure)
EL 091-094 Writing (Composition)

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

International Study & Internships

Looking to study abroad or complete your internship in an international, intercultural context?

united nations avila student chapter

Join a vibrant human rights & social justice chapter that has international support from the UN.

The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

these shining lives
February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

> Order tickets

AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.