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Howdy! Traveling abroad can lead to many questions. We've done our best to curate the most popular ones. Select one of the three sections below to find their answers.

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Deciding to Go: Choosing a Program

Questions found on this page: 

  1. Academic Considerations for Choosing a Program
    1. When can I study abroad?
    2. How long can I study abroad?
    3. If I study abroad, will I still graduate on time?
    4. How can a College of Engineering global experience count toward my degree plan?
    5. Will my classes transfer back to Texas A&M?
    6. Do I have to speak a foreign language to study abroad?
    7. When should I apply for a program?
  2. Financial Planning Considerations for Choosing a Program
    1. How much do programs cost, and what expenses are covered in program fees?
    2. Are tuition and fees included in the program fees?
    3. What other expenses should I expect to budget for?
    4. When are program payments due?
    5. When do I have to pay my tuition?
    6. How and when are scholarships awarded?
    7. What about other scholarships and stipends?
    8. When will the financial aid form be filled out and posted?
    9. Do you have a payment plan?
    10. Can I get my money back if I withdraw?

Preparing to Go: How to Prepare 

Questions found on this page: 

  1. What is covered at the program pre-departure orientations?
  2. I don’t have a passport, what should I do?
  3. When should I purchase my airfare?
  4. I have never left the United States nor have I flown on a plane.  Will other students be on my flight?
  5. Do I have to make my own travel arrangements?
  6. Will there be someone to meet me at the airport?
  7. Where am I going to live?
  8. Can I arrive early or stay later than the program dates?
  9. How should I pack for my program?
  10. How do I register for classes?

In-Country: What to Expect 

Questions found on this page:  

  1. What does a typical day look like on a global opportunity?
  2. How much homework will there be?
  3. Will I have exams?
  4. Will I have any free time?
  5. Am I allowed to consume alcoholic beverages in foreign countries if I am not 21?
  6. What if I get sick or have a medical emergency during my program?
  7. Who do I contact in case of an emergency?
  8. Are the programs safe?