About SHSU's Study Abroad Programs
SHSU's Study Abroad Programs offer students the opportunity to engage in an educational and cultural learning experience. Students have the opportunity to study through one of our 21 exchange universities in 13 countries, study through an independent program, or register for faculty-led summer/winter break courses.
While abroad, students should be able to earn credit hours toward their degree. In addition, students who meet the requirements, may be eligible to receive study abroad scholarships.
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Steps to Studying Abroad
NOTE: For students planning to participate in a faculty-led program, please refer to the faculty-led page for more information and application deadlines.
Attend the Study Abroad Fair (TH 9/25/14 from 11-2 in the LSC Mall Area) and/or a Study Abroad Information Session (F 10/3/14, 3:00-4:00 in Farrington 101; T 10/7/14, 4:00-5:00 in Farrington 107; W 10/15/14 4:00-5:00 pm in Farrington 101; and M 10/20/14 from 4:00-5:00 in Farrington 101 ) to get basic questions answered and learn about the options for studying abroad through SHSU.
Also consider joining the Global Ambassadors Program where domestic students are paired with international students. This is a great program to share cultural perspectives and ease the international students’ transition here at Sam Houston State University. The Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) will host social events over the year to give you additional opportunities to interact and develop friendships.
Meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to determine your specific plan of action, especially regarding which program you will apply for, what classes you will take, and how you will pay for the program. Apply for a passport if you don't already have one.
STEP 3 (for Exchange & Independent Programs):
Get the courses you will take abroad approved through SHSU's Department Chairs. You will turn in the Course Equivalency Forms to the Study Abroad Coordinator.
Apply to the program you have decided upon.
STEP 5 (for Exchange & Independent Programs):
Submit all the necessary SHSU Study Abroad documents to the Study Abroad Coordinator:
- Emergency Contact Form
- Parental Statement Form
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Liability Waiver
- Behavior Contract
Additional Items: 1. Passport copy and, if required, copy of visa
2. Flight itinerary
3. Health Pre-Travel Assessment: (fill out before scheduling an appointment with the Travel Nurse at the SHSU Health Center to go over vaccinations and health concerns abroad). Then, you will get a physical ($22 at the Health Center).
STEP 6 (for Exchange & Independent Programs):
Once you have been accepted to the program/university and have received the necessary documents, apply for your visa (if necessary), register for courses at your university abroad, and apply for housing.
All students who attend a study abroad program will be charged a $200 study abroad service fee.
Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340