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Study Abroad

Faculty Led Programs

Procedures for Non Credit Participants


Step 1: Application Procedures

Begin the application process for your passport, if needed. Great News! OISP is an approved Passport Acceptance Facility and completed Passport Applications with supporting documents can be submitted directly to our office. Passport Services are available Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm and include photo services as well.


To access the digital brochure and initiate the application process to your non-credit program of interest, you will first need to create a profile in our all-inclusive online platform, Via-TRM

Creating a profile will take no longer than 5 minutes and you will gain access to our study abroad programs digital brochure pages, submit applications to any program of interest, and have the ability to complete all required procedures within the platform, once admitted into a program. You can also directly communicate with our office staff or the faculty leader regarding any questions you may have.


Once you have created your Via-TRM profile and reviewed the digital brochure for your non-credit program of interest, you will click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the brochure page to initiate the application process. 

For more information, please review the Non-Credit Program Overview & Application Process handout.   


Step 2: Prior Departure Program Procedures

NOTE: All department/program related correspondence will be sent as messages to an individual's Via-TRM profile.   

Once your application has been accepted and you have confirmed your attendance into your selected non-credit program, your profile will automatically be assigned all the required digital forms that you will need to submit to be able to travel on a university-approved program. 

Each form will have specific deadlines of when they will need to be submitted and automatic reminders will be sent from the Via-TRM system until completed. Please note, once a deadline has passed, you will no longer have an opportunity to access the form which may jeopardize your ability to attend the program. 


Complete the required online training and upload certifications to the "NCP Online Training" form assigned to your Via-TRM profile.

Instructions on how to complete the training will be sent via messages to you in your Via-TRM profile.  


Complete the required Pre-Departure Workshop for non-credit programming assigned to your Via-TRM profile. University policy requires all individuals traveling on a study abroad program to complete the workshop to meet travel safety standards. 

 


Review the Foreign Consular Office for programs with international destinations(s) in the non-credit program for travel information including any VISA, vaccinations, and/or other requirements. 

 

 


Complete all required payments for the cost of the non-credit program by the established deadlines of the payment plan selected on the "NCP Financial Responsibility Agreement" form assigned to your Via-TRM profile. The program cost is required to be paid in full by the established payment plan deadline as per university policy. 

For more information regarding the associated costs for attending a faculty-led program and the program payment options available, please review the Non-Credit Program Financial Review handout. 

 


Step 3: On-Site Program Procedures

Depart with program-leader and group from the pre-determined starting location of the program to the destined program location(s). Visit the TSA website for travel tips, passenger support, and to learn what items can be packed in your carry-on or checked baggage.

 


Enjoy time in-country! Use #TAMUAbroad or #JavelinasAbroad or tag our accounts when posting photos or videos on social media.


Return with program-leader and group back to the departing location and/or official stopping point for the program. Once arrived, you have officially completed your participation in the non-credit program.  

 


Step 4: Returned Program Procedures

Complete the post-program evaluation that will be assigned to your profile in Via-TRM to finalize your attendance in the non-credit program. 

 


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Henry Burgos, Acting Director of Compliance

(361) 593-4758

Lewis Hall, Room 130

700 University Blvd. MSC 221

Kingsville, Texas 78363

henry.burgos@tamuk.edu

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Tasha Clark, Title IX Coordinator

(361) 593-4758

Lewis Hall, Room 130

700 University Blvd., MSC 221

Kingsville, Texas  78363

tasha.clark@tamuk.edu or titleix@tamuk.edu

Questions concerning Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., 20202-1100, 1-800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov.