You will have 1 of 3 opportunities to write and submit your paper in the Testing Center located in Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center 201 on the following dates:
Please arrive three (3) hours before closing time; maximum of three (3) hour time limit. You may bring your copy of the book only; dictionaries will be provided. Bring a USB Pin Drive if you want to save a copy of your essay for your records.
Sample successful essays from previous years can be found below.
Each essay that meets the submission guidelines will be read by the Essay Committee. The top 25 essays will be selected; these students will be scheduled for an interview; then a selected number of students, will be chosen to go on the trip. A list of ranked alternates will be in place should some of the chosen students not be able to travel.
If you are chosen for the trip and transfer out of TAMIU your sophomore year, you will be required to refund TAMIU the full cost of the trip. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.