As an Academic Advisor, you play a very important role in international education. Advisors encourage students to consider studying abroad, recommend what programs suit their goals and determine which courses they should select. You also serve on selection committee and scholarship review panels. Study Abroad appreciates the support and encouragement you provide for students considering studying abroad.
Explore the resources listed below designed to help you help your students take their education globally.
My Credit Abroad Database
Help plan your student's study abroad by exploring the My Credit Abroad (MyCA) Database. MyCA is a compilation of classes students have taken while abroad and what UT credit was awarded. This historic tracking document lists classes, flags and IRG track information for student and advisor planning.
Our program search makes it easy to help students find the program that works for them. Explore the 400+ approved study abroad, internship and service learning programs. Search by country, semester, language and area of study.
Information About Credit
Our Academic Records Coordinator helps to navigating credit transfers and finding course equivalents can be confusing but our Academic Records Coordinator would be happy to assist you with any questions about credit for students that are currently abroad or have returned.
Latin America Advising Resources
Students at UT Austin are encouraged to study abroad in Latin America.The Latin America Advising Resource is a tool for academic advisors to assist with speaking with students about opportunities in Latin America regardless of major, language level or financial need.
Would you like to get involved in with a curriculum project or volunteer for a committee? Did you study abroad? Interested in hosting a presentation or participating in an event? We could use your help. Send us an email. We’d love to hear from you.
Contact a Program Coordinator
Get to know the team of program coordinators on campus, both in the International Office and in the colleges, that supports students going abroad. They are your go-to for advising students and finding the perfect program.
Connect with Us
Join us on social media to get important updates, explore news and developments and read some of our amazing life changing student stories.
Participate in Events
Attend one of our upcoming events and encourage your students to attend
Course Length, Credit and Grade Reporting
Faculty members teaching courses abroad must comply with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) regulations. (Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter A, Rule 4.6). These rules state, " To ensure the quality of student learning, institutions should not allow students to carry more courses in any term (that is, regular or shortened semester), which would allow them to earn more than one semester credit hour per week over the course of the term. For example, in a five and a half week summer term, students should not generally be allowed to enroll for more than six semester credit hours."
Faculty are responsible for working with their department and the Office of the Registrar to ensure compliance. The International Office may intervene if a program is found to be out of compliance. Additionally, faculty are responsible for submitting grades in a timely manner in compliance with standards and procedures set by the Office of the Registrar.
Research and Articles
- Go Abroad and Graduate On-Time: Study Abroad Participation, Degree Completion, and Time-to-Degree
- Study Abroad Participation, Degree Completion, and Time-to-Degree
- Curriculum Integration: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint
- UCEAP Participants with a Grade Point Average of below 2.5 & Their Academic Performance Abroad