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Study Abroad Questions

Faculty-Directed Study Abroad Programs FAQ

Why were these courses developed?

These study abroad programs were developed by UT Tickle College of Engineering faculty to provide international experiences specifically for our engineering students.  All are summer programs to maximize schedule flexibility.

What does faculty-directed mean?

Faculty-directed means UT faculty serve as program leaders as part of all programs. Courses offered are required in some curricula, or are offered as technical electives.

What about course credit?

Students receive UT credit for courses, no transfer evaluation required. Grades do count in UT GPA. Technical electives always have to be approved by your advisor, but departments have agreed to be flexible when evaluating these study abroad programs.

Why these locations?

All program locations are chosen so that the courses are “enhanced” with field trips and experiences related to the subject matter for a superior learning experience.

Will I have time for exploring on my own?

All programs include both planned cultural experiences and free time to learn about local culture. Travel before or after the program is encouraged.

What does the “program fee “ include?

Programs charge a “Program Fee” which generally includes lodging, local transportation, field trips and excursions, and classroom rental, if applicable. Complete budget information varies with each program but is available on the Programs Abroad application website for that program.

Can I get scholarships?

Financial assistance is available from UT university sources and the Tickle College of Engineering. Many scholarships can be used for study abroad programs, but it varies with each funding source, so you need to check with the financial aid office to determine your own situation.

How do I apply?

Application deadlines for most programs are the first week of February. Visit the Programs Abroad site for a complete list of programs available to UT students or view programs led by TCE faculty.

What happens after I have filled out the online application?

Complete applications are reviewed by faculty leaders (and the university for those unpaid parking tickets) following the application deadline. Student is notified of acceptance into the program, and then has one week to commit to program. This is the financial commitment date.

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