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. Contact Amy Exah, Assistant Director for Faculty-Led Programs. 
  3. Attend the Designing & Proposing a Faculty-Led Program workshop on in the Fall (dates TBD) at the International Office (2400 Nueces St.).
  4. Submit a complete proposal packet for 2021-2022 by the Jan. 24, 2020 deadline.

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 Erin Brown Achterhof.

 


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.

 


Global Classroom

Global Classrooms blend, either wholly or in part, courses at UT Austin with courses at international partner universities using online technology to connect students, foster collaboration, and facilitate co-teaching. Students receive credit from and pay tuition to their home university.

Courses feature either a significant international online portion extending for the duration of the course or can choose to connect digitally for specific topics or modules. Faculty are welcome to utilize both synchronous and asynchronous modes of connection. Training and support are provided by Teaching & Learning Services in the UT Libraries, Faculty Innovation Center and Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services.

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