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Study Abroad

Getting Started

International experience is now a prerequisite for successful participation in the global marketplace. Whether you plan on a career in Texas or beyond, your ability to effectively engage and communicate with others is critical. Research consistently supports the career value of study abroad, which can develop the skills employers most desire (e.g. critical thinking, problem solving, communication, independence, cultural awareness, and flexibility). Study abroad should be a purposeful, integral component of your education and career preparation.

For questions, contact Christie Dunn,

  • Plan ahead

Research your options at least one year in advance and be prepared to apply the semester before you want to be abroad.

  • Visit a Global Ambassador

Global Ambassadors are study abroad peer mentors available to assist students in the College of Liberal Arts on a walk-in basis Mondays 2-4 pm and Thurs 2-3 pm in the Undergraduate Programs Office (Coke 202). Global Ambassadors can answer your questions and provide guidance in the early stages of planning for study abroad.

  • Talk with academic advisor

Proactively discuss study abroad with an academic advisor and pencil this experience in when plotting out your plan of study. Your department may even have identified or created specific programs for your major.

  • Consider priorities and interests

To develop an idea of what you want your experience to look like, consider issues such as major, program type, country, environment, living arrangements, level of independence, duration, when you want to go, and language.

  • Explore programs

To explore programs that meet your criteria, utilize the search engine at, and review the College’s programs below.

  • Research available funding options

Study abroad can be affordable and within reach. Attend Funding Study Abroad, an info session hosted by the Study Abroad Programs Office and Scholarships & Financial Aid. Also, update the university scholarship application by the applicable deadline to be considered for a variety of study abroad scholarships.

Global Ambassadors

  • Do you have questions about study abroad? Unsure where to start? Visit a Global Ambassador, study abroad peer mentors ready to provide guidance in program selection and planning.
  • Walk-in hours for Fall Semester 2018: Mondays 2-4 pm and Thurs 2-3 pm in the Undergraduate Programs Office (Coke 202)
  • Aren’t available during walk-in hours this semester? Email Global Ambassadors at


Study Abroad Programs

The College of Liberal Arts offers a variety of study abroad opportunities designed specifically for our students.

Semester Programs – All Majors

Kwansei Gakuin University
Tilburg University
Understanding Europe and the EU
University of Nottingham Ningbo

Semester Programs – Major-Specific

Communication             Abat Oliba University (Spain)
                                          COMM to Italy

Economics                     Capital University of Economics (China)
                                         Erasmus School of Economics (Netherlands) 
                                         Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China)

Political Science            University of Essex (senior year abroad)
                                        Understanding Europe and the EU


Faculty-led Programs

Winter Break 2019

Spring 2019

Summer 2019


Study Abroad Programs Office “Find a Program” search engine


Global Experience Scholarships

  • The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to award a number of need-based scholarships to undergraduates in good standing in the College of Liberal Arts in support of study abroad. Global Experience Scholarships award up to $3,000 for semester-long and 10-week programs, up to $1,500 for 5-week summer sessions, and $500 for short-term experiences such as international field trips, Wintermester programs, or internships.
  • To be considered, be certain to update the university scholarship application by the applicable deadline.


A host of resources and information is available at the Study Abroad Programs Office

For additional information, please contact Christie Dunn