Initiating Academic Agreements
Study Abroad, reporting to the Vice Provost for International Activities, is responsible for assisting academic units with establishing and maintaining contracts that directly support student mobility for academic credit. Our office works collaboratively with colleges, schools and departments to establish reciprocal exchanges and direct affiliations.
Study Abroad collaborates with faculty across campus on 25-30 faculty-led programs each year. Faculty and departments can propose to obtain assistance from our office in operating a program abroad, or can seek approval from their college and dean to operate a program independently from our office.
Proposal Process for 2015-2017 Programs
Programs are approved for three years. The application deadline for the Maymester and summer 2015-2017 proposal cycle programs is January 25, 2014. Due to inclement weather, the deadline has been extended to Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm.
Departmentally-administered Faculty-led Programs
Information for faculty directors and program coordinators of programs run through colleges, departments and schools.
Health & Safety
Study Abroad works closely with the International Office Global Risk & Safety to ensure that faculty as well as students are prepared to travel abroad. The Health & Safety section of our website includes the following information:
- Safety and Security Assessment
- Restricted Regions
- Emergency Response Plan
- Crisis Preparation & Protocol
- Student Conduct
- Clery Act Requirements
Study Abroad, Time-to-Degree, and Degree Completion
Timely degree completion among our students is a priority for the university, and one which study abroad
participation supports. Key findings in this study demonstrate how study abroad enhances degree completion rates among participants without delaying graduation.
- Go Abroad and Graduate On-Time: Study Abroad Participation, Degree Completion, and Time-to-Degree (full report)
- Study Abroad Participation, Degree Completion, and Time-to-Degree (key findings)
UT-Austin's direct course matching approach to curriculum integration as described by Janet Hulstrand in International Educator.
Can students with a low on-campus GPA succeed abroad? A University of California System report says yes. Students with on-campus GPAs of 2.0-2.49 prior to departure average a 3.32 GPA abroad, on par with students in the 2.5-2.9 GPA range. For comparison, students with on-campus GPAs above a 3.0 average a 3.54 abroad (2010-2011 cohort).