Study Abroad Information

  • Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

    Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

  • SHSU Students visit Hyundai Factory in Beijing, China

    SHSU Students visit Hyundai Factory in Beijing, China

Summer Study Abroad Program 2020

Click here see the Beijing, China Study Abroad feature in Today@Sam.

We will offer two Study Abroad programs during the Summer 2020.

1) Beijing, China at China University of Mining and Technology (CUMTB), Summer I: May 24th to June 16th. 

2) Aachen, Germany at Aachen University, June 16th to July 10th.

How do these programs work?

These are SHSU Faculty-led programs during the Summer. This means that you would be taking SHSU classes in English that count toward your degree from the SHSU faculty in charge of the program.

Do I get credit toward my degree for these classes?

The classes we offer in all programs are ECON 4360 and ECON 4085. These are classes that can be substituted for upper level Economics classes. For specific substitutions that match your degree program please talk to the faculty in charge of the program, the chair of the Economics and International Business Department or the chair of your major's department (if it is not Economics or International Business). Because we believe this is an invaluable opportunity, we try to be as flexible as possible with the substitutions.

What are the benefits of doing a Summer Study Abroad?

  1. We believe this is a lifetime opportunity. You will
    1. Experience and learn about the host country culture.
    2. Get an exposure to the host country economy and businesses practices.
    3. Visit historic sites and learn about the host country history.
    4. Meet and build relationships and friendships with students and faculty from SHSU and the host university.
  2. It will enhance your career opportunities. Your exposure to these countries and, in particular, to their business environment will be an attractive credential for many jobs that require an understanding of the global business environment.
  3. In our many years offering study abroad programs we have observed how students are positively transformed by this opportunity.

What are the requirements to participate?

Because of the nature of the program space is very limited - we only have accommodations for a maximum of 13 to 14 students in each program.
Minimum requirements: GPA of 2.75 (for the COBA scholarship, the minimum GPA is 3.0) and completion of ECON 2301 or ECON 2302.

What are the costs?

Each program has different costs because of the agreements that we have with the different universities and the cost-of-living of each city.

There are four costs to consider: Summer Tuition, Program Fee, Airfare and General Expenses.

1) Summer tuition: you have to pay the summer tuition for the classes. You do NOT have to pay Rec. Center and Health Center fees ($275) but you do have to pay a study abroad fee ($200). 

2) Program Fee: the program fee goes to cover the expenses of the program such as the use of the facilities at the host institution, accommodation, guests speakers and field trips. The program fees for 2020 will be posted soon.

3) Airfare: the cost of airfare varies every year. For, Aachen, Germany airfare varies from $1,000 to $1,700. For Beijing, China airfare is around $1,000 to $1,300.

4) General Expenses: you should budget money for food and other personal expense you will incur during the trip. Talk to the faculty in charge of the program to give you an approximate amount.

In the menu on the right, click on the program you are interested and you can see the more details about the costs and other information.

What are the scholarships available?

There are two scholarships available for students participating in the Study Abroad program. You are eligible for both scholarships.

1) The Office of International Programs (OIP) offers one scholarship and it is $1,000.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is usually February 1st but they you should apply as soon as possible. This scholarship is not competitive, meaning that if you have a SHSU GPA of 3.0 or above you will get it. Click here for more information.

2) The College of Business offers another scholarship.

The amount of this scholarship depends on the program and the amounts for 2020 will be announced soon. To be eligible for the COBA scholarship you need to be a business major and have a minimum of 3.0 SHSU GPA.

The application materials for this scholarship are available from the faculty in charge of the program (Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Raschke).

How do I sign-up?

1) Talk (or email) the faculty person in charge of the program you want to participate.

For Beijing, China talk to Dr. Gonzalez (email:  )

For Germany, talk to Dr. Raschke (email: )

2) Fill out your application.

Click here for application page for the Beijing, China program.

Click here for application package for the Aachen, Germany program.

3) Go to the Student Money Management Center (SMMC). 

You need get advised by the SMMC first. They are located in the Student Affairs Annex (right across the health center).

You can email them or call them at:   Ph: (936)294-2600

Walk-in hours: 9:00-11:00am and 1:30-3:30pm Monday-Friday

4) Go the Office of International Programs  

After you have been advised by the SMMC then go to the Office of International Programs in the Farrington Building Suite 116 and turn in your application. 

The deadline to apply for the program is March 1st.  However, notice that the deadline for some the scholarships are before March 1st so you should apply as soon as possible. 

How do I get more information?

1) Contact the faculty in charge of the program you are interested.

For Beijing, China contact Dr. Gonzalez ( ) and click here to get more information.

For Germany, talk to Dr. Raschke ( ) and click here to get more information.

2) Visit the Faculty-led program website of SHSU here.

3) Contact Malin Hilmersson in the Office of International Program.

Malin Hilmersson email:  Ph: (936) 294-3276

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