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.
- Maymester - Maymester courses are four-week (min 25 days), three or four-credit-hour courses taught by UT faculty members in international locations during the spring semester. They must 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.
How to Propose a Program
There are multiple steps in the process to initiate a faculty-led program:
- Reference the Faculty Handbook.
- Contact Amy Exah, Assistant Director for Faculty-Led Programs.
- 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 Texas Global. For example, the College of Liberal Arts, Cockrell School of Engineering and the McCombs School of Business are well known for their exceptional programs. Texas Global 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. Texas Global’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 Virtual Exchange
Global Virtual Exchange contributes to The University of Texas at Austin’s goal to internationalize the curriculum, offers students an on-campus international experience, deepens existing and/or creates new international partnerships, and integrates innovative teaching practices across disciplines.
Global Virtual Exchange courses are taught by UT faculty and peers at international institutions to foster project-based or problem-based Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). Virtual exchanges foster collaboration between students and faculty, thereby enhancing the learning experience through diverse pedagogical approaches. Applicants may apply for a Development or Implementation grant.