Non-Credit Study Abroad Procedures

Step 1: Approval

Decide which study abroad program you are interested in. Once your decision has been made, you must complete an approval form. This form must be completed and turned in to the Center for Continuing Education (CNED) for further instruction. *Due to a limited amount of seating for certain programs, this form does not guarantee an approval. 

Click here to view and print the Approval Form

.To view a list of current programs, please visit the International Studies & Programs website.

Step 2: Registration

If approved, you will then be asked to complete our online registration and medical forms.

If you are experiencing issues or would prefer a paper form, please call our office at 361-593-4261 to make an appointment to complete the paper form and/or to inform us of any issue(s).

Step 3: Payment

The Non-Credit Study Abroad Fee is $150. This payment is non-refundable and includes a Certificate of Completion as well as a C.E.U. (Continuing Education Unit) Certificate once the program has been completed. For the total program's cost there are two payment options of either paying in full or making partial payments with a payment plan. Read More

Step 4: Passport

Please provide CNED with a copy of your passport as soon as possible. You may stop by to make a copy or scan and email a copy to

Step 5: Additional Requirements

Once all the steps have been completed, you will be required to make payments, submit additional forms (as per university policies), and attend trainings and orientation. All this information will be provided to you upon registration.

This page was last updated on: April 24, 2018