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 10/01/15 from 1100-1400 in the LSC Mall Area) and/or a Study Abroad Information Session (Location and Times in fall and spring semesters TBD) to have 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.
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 Form 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:
- Study Abroad Information Sheet
- Emergency Contact Form
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Liability Waiver
- Behavior Contract
- Pre-Travel Health Survey
- Trancript Release Form
- Copy of Passport (valid 6 months beyond date of return to US)
- Copy of Visa (if applicable)
- Flight Itinerary
- Letter of Acceptance to Program (or other documentation verifying enrollment)
Optional Items/Not Required for All Students:
- Financial Aid Budget Increase Form (for Exchange programs only) - Contact Study Abroad Coordinator for more information.
Deadlines for submission of Exchange and Independent program application documents:
Spring Programs - 01 November
Summer Programs - 01 March
Fall Programs - 01 April
Requests for alternative deadlines handled on a case by base basis, and situation must be addressed with Study Abroad Coordinator in advance. No new or previously unknown applicants will be accepted or processed after above deadlines. Keep in mind that the above deadlines are for the SHSU study abroad application. The individual provider/exchange partner associated with the study abroad program will have their own application process and deadlines.
Once you have been accepted to the program/university and have submitted a complete application to SHSU and received approval, you must apply for your visa (if necessary), register for courses at your university abroad (if necessary), apply for housing (if necessary), and book your travel (if necessary).
*Please note that ALL study abroad students are charged a $200 study abroad service fee that is NOT included in the program fees. It is a separate charge and is in addition to the program fee. This fee is only assessed after course registration and before departure.
*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 below. No exceptions will be considered.
Traveling Abroad? Check Travel Alerts and Warnings:
Study Abroad Coordinator
Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340