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Creating International Opportunities for Students

There are several ways in which faculty can become involved in international education at Texas A&M. The following opportunities are the most common.

Texas A&M University courses taught overseas by Texas A&M faculty. These courses are typically taught in English, with the exception of language credit programs. Students are provided with an academically enriching experience in the host country, complemented with culturally relevant excursions and company visits. Some faculty choose to create a hybrid faculty-led program in combining a Texas A&M course with a host institution (exchange partner university or affiliate provider) course. Click here for a list of the current faculty-led programs.
These programs are created through an agreement between Texas A&M and an overseas institution in which students have the opportunity to study one or two semesters at the foreign university. Students enroll as full-time, non-degree students at the host university, yet remain in full-time status at Texas A&M University and pay Texas A&M tuition and fees. State regulations require a balance in the number of incoming and outgoing students who participate in these programs. Exchange partnerships may be university-wide or restricted to a particular college.
Students apply directly to a program provider, a sponsoring U.S. institution, or an international institution to enroll in coursework overseas and earn academic credit. Students have their coursework pre-approved so it will transfer back to Texas A&M and count towards their degree plan as pass/fail credit. Tuition and fees are paid to the provider or institution.
These programs are designed for a group of students to travel abroad with a Texas A&M faculty or staff member to complete a specific project/competition or academic focus. This type of program may also be added as an overseas component to a course taught on campus. They can be credit bearing or non-credit bearing in nature. Texas A&M faculty or staff direct the group and coordinate all the arrangements with support from their department or unit. Click here for more information.
This type of program allows a group of students from Texas A&M to study at a foreign institution together. The programs are developed by academic departments with international institutions that facilitate the greatest number of transferable credits. The credits earned abroad transfer back to Texas A&M to count towards each student’s degree plan. Tuition and fees are paid to the foreign institution.
These opportunities provide students with practical, hands-on learning experience outside of the classroom. These experiences can be credit- or non-credit bearing in nature and provide students the opportunity to gain exposure in a particular field of study.  Students may work with a faculty member to conduct research abroad or to present at an international conference.
Student Groups abroad are non-credit bearing experiences such as volunteer or service learning program but may also include competitions or conference attendance. These opportunities are under the direction of a Texas A&M student organizatio and designed for a student group to complete a specific project or academic outcome or pursue an activity related to the group's mission or purpose. Click here for more information.