Faculty-Led programs are led by Texas State professors who take a group of Texas State students abroad. During the program students participate in lectures, excursions, and cultural activities which will help them gain knowledge of the country that they visit.
Most Faculty-Led programs are offered during the summer for about 2-4 weeks. Students usually take two courses while abroad and receive Texas State credits. Courses are taught in English unless it is a foreign language program.
While participating in a Faculty-Led program, students are eligible to use their Texas State financial aid as long as they meet all financial aid eligibility requirements.
Affiliated programs are offered by third-party providers who have an official agreement with Texas State University.
Most of these Affiliates offer programs all year long, and the duration of their programs may vary from two weeks to a full academic year.
While participating in Affiliated programs, students will earn transfer credit but will remain enrolled at Texas State University.
Students are eligible to use their Texas State financial aid as long as they meet all financial aid eligibility requirements.
Exchange programs offer Texas State students the opportunity to attend classes at a partner university while abroad students from that same university come to Texas State to attend classes. In an exchange program, students are fully integrated into the host university.
International exchange agreements allow Texas State students to attend the partner university for one or two semesters while paying Texas State tuition. Currently, Texas State students can choose from over 40 partner institutions located in more than 20 countries.
While participating in a Exchange program, students are eligible to use their Texas State financial aid as long as they meet all financial aid eligibility requirements.
Non-Affiliated programs which are not formally associated with Texas State that students may want to consider.
It is important to keep in mind that by going through a Non-Affiliated provider, you will not be considered a Texas State student, will not be eligible for financial aid through Texas State, and you will have to re-apply to Texas State.
Global Online Learning Experience (GOLE)
GOLE programs are taught by Texas State University faculty and offer students virtual access to international content. In addition to achieving academic learning outcomes, students develop a positive and engaging international experience for students on social, cognitive, and emotional level.
Virtual Affiliate & Exchange Opportunities
Texas State students can participate in a virtual Education Abroad programs through our Affiliated Programs, and International Exchange Programs. Virtual programs vary in length, from two weeks to semester long. Student can choose from credit and non-credit internships, as well as regular academic programs.