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The Study Abroad program enables students to gain global experience through several types of international study including Faculty Led, Exchange and Third Party Programs. Programs vary in length and cost depending on the type and location. Descriptions of each type of program are listed below.
Faculty Led Programs
Faculty or Departments may offer courses which are taught abroad as part of the UTEP curriculum. Students who take these courses are assessed normal tuition and fees and are charged additional fees to cover program costs.
UTEP has agreements with a number of universities throughout the world which allow students to attend a foreign university while paying UTEP tuition. This can be a very affordable option for many students.
Third Party Programs
Students are able to participate in study abroad programs that are offered by third – party providers. Students are required to pay the program fees to the providers.
Requirements for specific study abroad and exchange opportunities vary by program. In general, students are expected to be in good standing, having completed a minimum of 36 semester credit hours at UTEP. To obtain information and requirements relating to specific study abroad and exchange programs, please visit the Study Abroad Office.
Study abroad and exchange credit is treated as transfer credit. For information about UTEP’s transfer credit policies, please see the Enrollment Services section of this catalog.
Students who are eligible for loans and grants through Financial Aid may use these to cover the costs of studying abroad. UTEP also has a special study abroad scholarship available for students who qualify. Information about other national scholarships is available in the Study Abroad Office.
The Study Abroad Department also coordinates the acceptance and immigration process for all incoming exchange students who want to study at UTEP. Students from universities with which UTEP has established agreements are eligible to study here for up to one year.