Affiliated Transfer Credit Study Abroad Programs

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What is an Affiliated Transfer Credit Study Abroad Program?

Information Guide for Studying Abroad on an Exchange or Affiliated Transfer Credit Program

  • It is a 3rd Party Company that provides Study Abroad services.
  • You DO NOT pay any tuition & fees to SHSU. The only SHSU fee you will be charged is the $200 Study Abroad Service Fee. All other costs are paid directly to the program.
  • You will receive transfer credit from the university you attend while you are abroad. Your courses will be coming in as transfer credit, not SHSU credit. That means your grades will only affect your overall GPA, NOT your SHSU GPA.
  • SHSU Financial Aid can be applied for independent study abroad programs.
    • Office of International Programs' Study Abroad Scholarship is available for all SHSU study abroad students who have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • The Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Programs will assist you in ensuring the courses you take will transfer back in correctly.

CLICK HERE for examples of courses that students took with independent programs that were approved.

NOTE: If you do not receive authorization from the SHSU Study Abroad Office for your Transfer Credit Study Abroad program (even through an Affiliate), you will NOT receive credit.

Deadlines to apply for Study Abroad

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Application Documents Required for an Affiliated Transfer Credit Program

Prior to Acceptance
Affiliate Transfer Credit Program Application Affiliate Transfer Credit Responsibility Agreement
Copy of Unofficial Transcript
After Acceptance into Program
Course Equivalency Form Emergency Contact Form
Proof of Health Insurance Liability Waiver
Behavior Contract Pre-Travel Health Survey
Transcript Release Form Copy of Passport (valid 6 months beyond date of return to US)
Copy of Visa (if applicable) Copy of Flight Itinerary
Copy of Letter of Acceptance to Program (or other documentation verifying enrollment)

Optional Items/Not Required for All Students:
Financial Aid Budget Increase Form OIP Study Abroad Scholarship Application

Transfer Credit Programs Affiliated with Sam Houston State University

Our Affiliates
API Logo Square (1) An Image that reads 'Study Abroad with AIFS' SOL Education Abroad
An Image that reads 'Study-Intern Abroad with Kei' ISA Logo Image

InterDAF German Language Institute at the University of Leipzig

SHSU's Department of Foreign Languages has partnered directly with the University of Leipzig in Germany to offer a language and cultural immersion program to SHSU students during the summer term.  Students may study at the InterDAF institute for 4 or 8-weeks on this high-impact experience that will exponentially increase both your cultural competency and language abilities.  Further information about the program is available HERE.


*SHSU will not approve any student travel to locations currently under US Dept. of State Travel Warning or locations that come under Travel Warning at any point in the study abroad process, including after the student has departed the US.  Financial contingency plans should be made to compensate for any penalties incurred due to late program cancellation.  Check the status of your proposed location here.  No exceptions will be considered.


Study Abroad

Malin Hilmersson
Study Abroad Coordinator

malin@shsu.edu   936.294.3276  F116E Make an appointment

Office of International Programs

Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340

Phone: 936-294-4737