Initiate a Program

Are you interested in running a study abroad program? We work with faculty and departments across the university to provide administrative and logistical support for all types of programs to encourage a diverse range of students to study abroad and provide support to first-time international travelers.

Program Types

  • Maymester - Maymester courses are four-week, four-credit-hour courses taught by UT faculty members in international locations during the spring semester. They begin prior to the start of first summer session and conclude before the second summer session begins.
  • Summer - Summer courses may be offered in the first, second, or whole summer session. The number of courses per program may, but each session must be a minimum of six weeks and offer students six hours of credit.
  • Semester Plus - Semester Plus programs combine a 3-week faculty-led program preceding a semester exchange at one of our premier partner institutions.
  • Global Classroom - A Global Classroom blends a course at UT with a course at an international partner university using online technology to connect students and facilitate co-teaching. Students receive credit from and pay tuition to their home university.

How to propose a program

There are multiple steps in the process to initiate a faculty-led program:

  1. Reference the Faculty Handbook
  2. Consult a study abroad program coordinator from the Faculty-Led team for guidance.
  3. Attend the Designing & Proposing a Faculty-Led Program workshop on September 21, 2018 (2:00-4:30 p.m.) at the International Office (2400 Nueces St.).
  4. Submit a complete proposal packet for 2020-2021 by the Jan. 25, 2019 deadline.

For additional information, contact Amy Exah, Assistant Director for Faculty-Led Programs. 

Programs in Restricted Regions

Certain regions are subject to the UT System Restricted Regions Travel Policy. The International Office’s Global Risk and Safety team is responsible for informing students and faculty participating in and leading study abroad programs regarding University Policy on International Travel to Restricted Regions. If you are proposing a program in a country with a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, please review this policy prior to submitting your proposal.

Departmentally-administered Faculty-Led Programs

Many departments, colleges and schools administer study abroad programs independent of the International Office. For example, the College of Liberal Arts, Cockrell School of Engineering and the McCombs School of Business are well known for their exceptional programs. The International Office also supports departmentally-administered faculty-led (DAFL) programs. Learn more about proposing a DAFL program or contact Erick Batres.