Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Procedures for Study Abroad Program

I. Required travel documents.

1. Apply for Passport.

2. Apply for Visa (If required)

Timeline:        8-10 months prior to departure.

II. Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid Assistance

 1. Visit  Office of International Studies & Programs or check http://www.tamuk.edu/intpro/  for more information

Timeline:        8-10 months prior to departure.

III. Meet with Office of International Studies & Programs

 1. Discuss study abroad options

2. Provide a copy of degree plan

IV. Identifying country & course(s)

Identify (3) countries of your interest

1. Find a university that offers the courses that you need

2. Identify the courses that you will take and make a short list of at least seven courses you would like to take

3. Obtain and print out course descriptions

4. Meet with Office of International Studies & Programs

Timeline:        6-7 months prior to departure.

V. Recommendation Letter

 1. Submit a letter of recommendation to the Office of International Studies & Programs for study abroad from Faculty advisor

Timeline:        6-7 months prior to departure.

VI. Budget

1. Prepare & discuss budget with the Office of International Studies & Programs and  submit budget to Financial Aid.

Timeline:        6-7 months prior to departure

VII. Study Abroad Application Form and Insurance

 1. Fill out and submit Study Abroad application form and pay $200.00 non-refundable Administrative/Processing fee to the Office of International Studies & Programs.

2. Purchase Travel, Medical & Evacuation Insurance

**Approximate rates**

a)      2 weeks $30.00

b)      Monthly $40.00

Timeline:             4-5 months prior to departure.

VIII. Meeting with Academic Advisor

Provide list of courses along with course descriptions to your academic advisor.

1. Academic advisor will review courses and will determine equivalency.

2. Provide “International Studies Course Approval Form” to advisor and obtain required signature.

3. Obtain other signatures required on the form prior to departure.

Timeline:             4-5 months prior to departure.

IX. Apply for Admission to Host Institution

 1. Apply for Admission to Host Institution and pay any fees incurred.

2. Pay for any application fees etc. to Host Institution.

3. Provide acceptance letter along with any documentation from Host Institution to the Office of International Studies & Programs.

4. Obtain other signatures required on the form prior to departure.

Timeline:             4-5 months prior to departure.

X. Course Approval Form

 1. Submit completed course approval form to the Office of International Studies & Programs

Timeline:             3-4 months prior to departure

XI.             Pre-Departure Orientation

 1. Attend required pre-departure orientation with the Office of International Studies & Programs prior to departure.

Timeline:             1-2 months prior to departure.

This page was last updated on: March 05, 2013