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Getting Started

Why Study Abroad?

If the thought of traveling across the world has ever crossed your mind, or you've always wanted to see your textbooks come to life and break out of your academic routine, UHCL's Education Abroad may be the program for you. By studying abroad, you can: 

  • Expand your view of the world and learn another culture first-hand.
  • Benefit from the depth of learning that occurs beyond textbooks and the classroom.
  • Learn about yourself and develop invaluable skills like self-confidence.
  • Gain new ideas and perspectives about yourself and your culture.
  • Make your resume stand out. 
  • Enhance your education and contribute to your degree plan (detailed in Academic Credit for Education Abroad section).

Getting Started with Studying Abroad

Academic Credit for Education Abroad

Credit from an Education Abroad program will factor into a your degree plan differently, depending on your major, classification, hours of transfer credit already on file and type of study abroad program chosen. In many cases, credit from courses taken abroad can be applied towards a major, minor or elective requirements at UHCL. If you partake of an official UHCL faculty-led program, you will receive UHCL credit for courses taken abroad. 

Work with your academic advisor the semester before you go abroad to confirm how courses taken abroad can be applied to your UHCL degree requirements.

Education Abroad 101 Information Sessions

Where will education abroad take you? Find out at an information session that will cover:

  • Program types and selection
  • Living arrangements
  • Duration
  • Academics
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Next steps

Summer 2024 Education Abroad 101 Information Session

Join us via Zoom and In Person!

May 22 at 12 p.m.
101 Education Abroad Information Session May 22 Zoom Access

June 11 at 4 p.m.
In-Person: Bayou Building, Room 2237

July 13 at 11 a.m.
Hybrid In-Person: Delta Building, 214
101 Education Abroad Information Session July 13 Zoom Access

August 1 at 5 p.m.
Location: TBA

August 14 at 10 a.m.
Location: TBA


Program selection advising is available through scheduled appointments. Attending an Education Abroad 101 Information Session is a required part of applying for a UHCL Education Abroad program. You must attend a full session before meeting with an Education Abroad advisor, as it covers important information about the process.

Special Accommodations

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to participate should contact Education Abroad at 281-283-2740 or to arrange for the accommodation.


  • Education Abroad

    Bayou Building B2123
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 225
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please email or call for appointments.

    Phone: 281-283-2740
    Fax: 281-226-7038