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Discuss study abroad opportunities with your students.

Did you know that last year 1,200 UT students studied abroad, and students who study abroad are more likely to graduate in four years? Take time during your classes to discuss study abroad opportunities with your students that include studying, interning, conducting research, or participating in service-learning. Encourage your students to visit or stop by the Programs Abroad Office to learn about programs offered in more than 50 countries.

They can also hear from Programs Abroad peer advisors every weekday at 2 p.m. in the Programs Abroad Office Resource Room. These general information sessions will give students the “nuts and bolts” of studying abroad and a chance to ask questions.

Encourage your students to attend next week’s study abroad fair.

During the fair, students can learn how to satisfy their general education, elective, and major or minor degree requirements abroad.

They’ll also have the opportunity to speak with study abroad alumni about their experiences, packing tips, and travel advice or learn about programs directly from a program director.

Students will also have the chance to discover locations they might not have considered, like budget-friendly programs, and discuss scholarship opportunities.

The study abroad fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, in Hodges Library.

Develop your own study abroad program.

Have you ever thought about leading your own study abroad program? The majority of students who study abroad during their time at UT do so on faculty-directed programs. Some benefits of leading a program include:

  • Interact with students in a more engaged and meaningful way
  • Expanding your teaching profile
  • Dovetailing your own international research agenda with the delivery of a course abroad
  • Receiving compensation for instruction, airfare, housing, ground transportation, and meals

Learn more about leading your own program on the Programs Abroad Office faculty page.