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UT Semester Plus Programs

 

UT in Paris and UT in Sydney are customized opportunities for IRG and College of Education majors, respectively, to take part in a unique program that combines UT-Austin courses abroad with a semester-long exchange, all tailored to meet your academic needs so you stay on track with your degree.

UT in Paris, for International Relations and Global Studies Majors
Students take IRG 320F: Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies  (3 credits) with UT faculty member Michael Anderson and spend the fall semester on exchange at Sciences Po, the premier European political science university. View program flier

UT in Sydney, for College of Education majors
Students take HED 329K: Child, Adolescent, and Adult Health (3 credits) with UT faculty member Alexandra Loukas and spend the fall semester on exchange at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Program Features

• A three-week UT course taught abroad followed by a fall semester exchange

• An online one credit course, Applied Cultural Analysis, designed to develop crucial skills for the global marketplace, including enhancing your ability to live and study in a cross-cultural environment

• At least 16 hours of in-residence credit at UT’s flat rate tuition

• Access to numerous courses applicable to your major at a world-class institution

• Global Pathways scholarships available

Credit
Earn a minimum of sixteen hours of in-residence credit, depending on the classes you register for at the international university.

Many of the courses have been pre-approved for UT credit so that you know in advance how the credit will transfer back to UT. Use the online tool My Credit Abroad (MyCA) to explore course options and start the conversation with your academic advisor about which courses fulfill degree requirements.

Two classes (4 credits total) are required:

  1. A major-specific three-week course taught by a UT faculty abroad. This three credit course is taught at the beginning of the program, allowing your cohort to acclimate to new surroundings in a foreign country, while still maintaining a connection to, and getting support from UT-Austin. After this three-week course, the faculty member returns to Austin for the fall semester.
  2. A semester-long, one credit course Applied Cultural Analysis designed to develop crucial skills for the global marketplace, including enhancing your ability to live and study in a cross-cultural environment. Taught by Dr. Heather Barclay-Hamir, Director of Study Abroad at UT.

Program Coordinators
UT in Paris – Monya Lemery
UT in Sydney – Rhonda Waller

Application Deadline (priority): December 1, 2013

Extended Deadline: rolling admissions up until February 15, 2014

The UT application is online. in addition, a signed financial responsibility policy must be on file by the deadline for your application to be considered complete.