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STUDY ABROAD CHECKLIST

Choose a Study Abroad Program

Visit the International Engagement and attend an information session. Research study abroad program options. Once you have narrowed your program selection, schedule a meeting with the study abroad advisor prior to filling out your study abroad application.

Fill out your TAMIU Study Abroad Application

Complete your study abroad application, obtain all supporting documents and signatures. A signed Academic Advisement form must come with your study abroad application and needs to have been signed and approved by your academic advisor and college dean. Application deadlines will vary, but preferred deadlines are as follows:


Term Abroad
Application deadlines
TAMIU Spring Semester October 1st
ISEP Spring Semester Varies depending on program
TAMIU Fall Semester April 1st
ISEP Fall Semester Varies depending on program
TAMIU Summer Session February 15th - may vary
TAMIU Winter Session October 1st

Submit Study Abroad Application

Within approval of your TAMIU study abroad application, complete the application to the program you selected (i.e. exchange school, ISEP or affiliate program). Submit your application for the exchange partner school or ISEP directly to our office. We will mail off the application for you and keep a copy in your file. For affiliate programs you can complete the application on-line.

Apply for Scholarships

Eligible students can apply for TAMIU's International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) and the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez International Fellows Scholarship (GLM-IFS). There are also nationally competitive scholarships such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Find out more about study abroad scholarships

Travel Documents

All students traveling abroad must have a valid passport. If you need to apply for a US passport, you can inquire with
OSA or with any other passport facility about the process. Students studying for a semester may be required to obtain a student visa. Ask your study abroad advisor or your program coordinator about visa requirements. In order to begin the visa application, you must be acccepted to the study abroad program. It is highly recommended you visit the website for the embassy or consulate of your host country.
Visit the Department of State for more information.

Complete a Study Abroad Budget

Complete a Study Abroad Budget

Once you have applied to your program, a budget will be created by International Engagement for your study abroad program. This budget is used to adjust your financial aid package. The budget will be sent to the Office of Financial Aid for processing. Be sure to always check with Financial Aid regarding any criteria you must fulfill in order to qualify for financial aid when studying abroad.

Travel Arrangements

Start looking for airfare and remember to take care of your housing needs. The earlier you do this, the better your
chances are for competitive pricing and being placed on housing waiting lists.

Submit the Study Abroad Emergency and Liability Packet

All students participating in a TAMIU study abroad program are required to complete and submit the Study Abroad Emergency and Liability Packet before they can be registered for their study abroad program. This packet is due before
or on the pre-departure orientation.

Attend Pre-Departure Orientation

Student are required to attend a pre-departure orientation during the last full semester prior to their study abroad program. Students will be notified by IE about the date and time for pre-departure orientation. Students must sign up by phone at 326.2282 or email.

Study Abroad handbook

Study Abroad handbook.


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