Participating in a study abroad program allows you to travel to a foreign country, enroll in courses and then transfer the credits back to your UTSA degree. You can learn a new language, study a new culture, undertake an internship in your field, or simply take a full semester of electives. UTSA offers numerous program options to help you fulfill requirements for your major, minor, electives and even core requirements! Study abroad is, above all, an academic program. Students are required to pursue a full course load while on a study abroad program. Since you will get credit for your courses, and sometimes grades, you want to make sure to do your best!
Canada, Mexico, Spain, Iceland, Honduras, Chile, Columbia
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An academic program offered by UTSA ◦ All programs offered through UTSA are credit-bearing study abroad programs Take courses abroad and transfer credits back to your degree plan Participate in an internship, do volunteer work or take classes not offered at UTSA
See the world Learn a new language Experience a new culture Gain credit towards a UTSA degree Conduct an internship abroad Programs available worldwide!
30 credit hours or minimum sophomore status at time of departure 2.5+ cumulative GPA One semester completed at UTSA Programs for all majors are available No second language is required!
All UTSA students in good standing are eligible to study abroad Check with your academic advisor if you will be graduating soon International students are eligible to study abroad
Exchange Programs are offered by UTSA’s Office of International Programs. Exchange programs allow students to study at a university with which UTSA has a special agreement. Under an exchange program, students pay the equivalent of 15 credit hours of in-state UTSA tuition and fees and then housing and other costs to the host university. These programs are competitive, and are generally for a semester or an academic year. Exchange Programs
Keele University ◦ Keele, England Kyoto University of Foreign Studies ◦ Kyoto, Japan Nagoya University of Foreign Studies ◦ Nagoya, Japan CONAHEC ◦ Canada, Mexico and other countries
Third-Party Study Abroad Programs are offered in the Office of International Programs. These programs are coordinated and managed by outside organizations and companies.There are also programs that offer integrated classes with local students. Program costs are set by each program provider and vary with the length of program, location and cost of living.
Locations worldwide Pay program tuition Organized activities Home stay option often available Available summer, fall, spring semester or full academic year
UTSA Faculty-Led Programs offer the opportunity to travel abroad with your faculty member. These programs frequently are held in the summer – for three weeks or so – and are led and coordinated by the faculty member in charge. Program costs may include UTSA tuition, a program fee, plus any associated costs. Faculty-Led Programs
Most programs are 3-4 weeks UTSA tuition Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia, Spain, Morocco, Chile, Argentina, and more!
You will receive credit for study abroad at UTSA ◦ Major, Minor, Core, Elective or even “extra” Free Electives Your academic advisor will work with you to determine how classes taken abroad count at UTSA You must be full-time, which means you earn a full semester of credits for Fall/Spring programs Summer programs do not require full-time enrollment
Financial Aid Gilman Scholarship IEF UTSA Scholarship Program Provider scholarships VA Benefits and GI Bill Texas Tomorrow Fund/ Prepaid Tuition Departmental Scholarships – consult your department
Financial Aid You can use your regular UTSA Financial Aid for study abroad. Program costs are given to the Financial Aid department through your UTSA study abroad application. Your cost of attendance goes up, and you may qualify for additional loans or grants.
A national scholarship promoting diversity in Study Abroad You may be awarded up to $5,000 for study abroad Applicants must receive a Pell Grant Application is online, and EAS staff will assist you! http://www.iie.org/gilman
International Education Fund Awards are competitive – up to $3600 per semester. Application is part of study abroad application You must be receiving credit to apply Requirements include submitting a report and returning to UTSA for at least one semester after your program
Students utilizing VA Benefits and/or GI Bill funds must pay UTSA tuition in order to use these funds Program options are limited to the following providers in Horizons: ◦ UTSA faculty-led programs Using USAC and Arcadia may be possible; consult with Education Abroad Services advisors before applying
Students utilizing any prepaid tuition program must pay UTSA tuition in order to use these funds Program options are limited to the following providers in Horizons: ◦ UTSA ◦ CONAHEC Using USAC and Arcadia may be possible; consult with EAS before applying
Many third party providers offer scholarships Consult their website or Horizons scholarship module for details and deadlines Awards vary in amount and by provider Scholarships are competitive
Horizons is the UTSA online searchable database and application portal for study abroad programs All students who go abroad must use Horizons There are more than 1,000 program options listed Start with Horizons to do your research to help find programs!
1. Complete an online information session2. Log in to Horizons to research programs • Use your UTSA email and password to log in on the International Gateway ( http://international.utsa.edu/studyabroad)3. Consult Academic Advisor regarding credit and course approvals4. Apply online via Horizons * Deadlines: October 15, February 15, March 155. Attend Pre-Departure Orientation
Steps to Study Abroad Use the instructions online to navigate the online system: • http://international.utsa.edu/programs/apply• Follow each step until you have finished the application online• Submit the study abroad application and International Education Fund application by the deadline
Come by, call or email Education Abroad Services if you need help once you have reviewed this online info session! Advisors see students Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our office is in the Main Building, on the in the breezeway of the side (long) portion of the building
Office of International Programs Main 1.210 210-458-7255Advising Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org