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You probably have a lot of questions about embarking on a global experience. With this page, we would like to address the three most frequent questions we get from students and parents and share additional resources.

  1. What is the value? Why is it important?
  2. How much will it cost?
  3. Is it safe?

Value

A priority for the Texas A&M University College of Engineering is “ to prepare engineers, researchers and engineering educators to succeed in a diverse, globalized economy with a knowledge base that is growing exponentially.” Participating in a global opportunity allows a student to experience new places while meeting people from different cultures and diverse backgrounds. Students will take academic coursework in different countries while developing maturity, independence, global competency, and the critical interpersonal skills employers and graduate schools are looking for.

Our graduates will launch into a professional career reflecting a more globalized workforce. Employers have told us they are looking for graduates who are not only academically successful but are also critical thinkers, problem solvers and consider diverse perspectives of complex engineering challenges, which are skills they will develop as they engage in a global experience.

 Global opportunities have a smaller student enrollment compared to on-campus classes, allowing students to get to know their faculty leaders on a deeper level and develop a great living, learning community and strong friendships with fellow Aggies in the programs. This also allows our faculty leaders the flexibility to customize their class schedules and delivery to meet the needs of their students.


Cost

The Halliburton Engineering Global Programs office offers affordable international opportunities year round lasting from one week to an entire year beginning as early as freshman year. All Texas A&M College of Engineering global program coursework is taught in English. Classes taught abroad cover the same academic content and learning outcomes as courses taught on campus. Credit bearing global programs often satisfy department level required coursework, directed and technical electives, minors or other graduation requirements. With the right amount of planning, a global opportunity can be fully integrated into any student’s engineering degree plan without delaying graduation or sacrificing summer internships.


Safety

The Halliburton Engineering Global Programs office is committed to the health and safety of all our students traveling abroad. We work in close partnership with the Texas A&M University Education Abroad Office and the Office of Risk, Ethics, and Compliance to ensure our students are safe when studying in international locations. We work closely with our partners and choose fully vetted, insured international travel providers to help us implement our programs, and minimize any threats to the safety of all students overseas. The Texas A&M Education Abroad office monitors an emergency 24/7 telephone and email address students and parents can access in the event of an emergency, all students, while traveling abroad, are provided mandatory health and emergency insurance covering a wide range of emergencies including injuries, hospitalizations and even mandatory evacuations.


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Student privacy and requesting information for your student’s travel

Our office must respect student confidentiality and follow university student privacy laws. In many circumstances, the federal law known as FERPA prevents educational institutions from releasing information about students to anyone, even parents and legal guardians. We encourage you to keep informed about your student’s study abroad program by talking directly with them about it, and by browsing the resources available on our website. 

Please be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about our programs.