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Programs and Events

Whether you're interested in pursuing an education abroad or just in learning more about other cultures on campus, we encourage you to participate in the various programs and events that Education Abroad hosts throughout the year.

Workshops and Webinars

Every semester, you can take advantage of various workshops and informational sessions to learn more about studying abroad. These meetings will be offered via Zoom until further notice. Each meeting will be recorded and accessible from this page approximately one week after the meeting date by clicking the session titles.

Education Abroad & Scholar Services Celebrates Pride Month with Fulbright

June 3, 2021
5-6:30 p.m. CDT

In celebration of Pride Month, join Education Abroad and Scholar Services for the Fulbright 75th Anniversary Special Event Sasha Velour: Trailblazer. Artist. Fulbrighter. Sasha Velour, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 9) and 2009 Fulbright U.S. Student to Russia. Sasha will discuss her Fulbright experience, share the behind-the-scenes influences that have shaped her celebrated career, and address the important contributions the LGBTQIA+ community has made on art, culture, and history in the United States and abroad. 

Register now for the June 3 event: Sasha Velour: Trailblazer. Artist. Fulbrighter.

Fulbright Alumni Discussion with Education Abroad and Scholar Services and the World Affairs Council 

August 17, 2021
12 p.m. CDT

In celebration of the Fulbright Program's 75th anniversary, a Fulbright Alumni Panel is brought together to share stories of their experiences, challenges, and surprises! The panel demonstrates Fulbright's impact on individuals, institutions, and communities. Registration details will be be available soon.


Past Webinars

UHCL Fulbright Scholar Program Information Session
The Institute of International Education offers sessions on the Fulbright Scholar Program for UHCL administrators, faculty members, and professionals. View the Fulbright Scholar Program Webinar Archive.

Education Abroad Oman Adventure - January 2022
Adventure is at the heart of every journey through Oman. Ready to explore Oman in January with UHCL faculty? Join us for a guided tour of a special UHCL faculty-led program in Oman.

Education Abroad La Rioja Spanish Language and Culture Information Session

Interested in spending your summer semester on an adventure through La Rioja, Spain while learning the language and gaining school credit? Learn how you can plan and prepare for an education abroad program in La Rioja, Spain!

Faculty Information Session: Developing a UHCL Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program with International Studies Program
Learn about fully customized education abroad programs and virtual learning projects. These opportunities can complement your course(s) through inspiring content design and unique opportunities abroad.

Education Abroad Passport Workshop: Learn  how to obtain a passport for your Education Abroad program
Learn how to get a passport for education abroad with Amanda Clinton, Passport Facility Manager at the University of Houston! This talk is open to the entire UHCL community, whether you plan to study or travel abroad.

Peace Corps Virtual Information Session: UHCL Education Abroad by Vanessa Villa
Learn about Ms. Vanessa Villa's journey through federal service in Ukraine and how her past, present, and future all tie back to her answering the call to service in the Peace Corps. Learn how to become a competitive applicant and learn more about the application process and federal benefits. 

Boren Awards
Immerse yourself in another culture. Boren Scholars and Fellows from diverse fields of study immerse themselves in the cultures in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East. Scholarships and Fellowships available up to $30,000.

Fulbright Faculty Workshop
Faculty discover how they can make an impact abroad. Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, Sarah Causer from the Institute of International Education discusses teaching and research opportunities abroad, tips on crafting a competitive application, and much more!

Fulbright Student Workshop
Students discover how they can make an impact abroad as a student with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in this workshop, presented by Lee Rivers and Dr. Bianca Schonberg, both Fulbright Alums.

Education Abroad in Africa Webinar
Zambian Professor Roberta Muchangwe debunks myths about Africa and explores its cultural diversity, extraordinary beauty, and opportunity. Muchangwe travels all around the world and has helped hundreds of students with their decisions to study abroad.


Pre-Departure Orientation

Upcoming Spring 2021 Pre-Department Orientation information will be announced. For more information, please contact us at


Special Accommodations

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


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