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Study Abroad Programs Office
As the world is becoming more globally interconnected, there is an increasing need for qualified individuals who have first-hand knowledge of intercultural experience and understanding. Many graduate students pursue careers in academic, managerial or administrative positions that are benefited if the student has conducted research, worked, lived or studied abroad.
Much research conducted at Texas A&M has international impact as faculty and graduate students engage with their colleagues around the world. The Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) has a commitment to meeting the global needs of Texas A&M graduate students through various international education opportunities. These range from international activities and academic programs on campus to semester and summer programs in foreign countries. Faculty members who are interested in learning more about arranging such possibilities for graduate students, should contact Study Abroad Programs.
One of the first decisions the graduate student needs to make before deciding on which academic option to pursue abroad is whether they want to transfer credit to Texas A&M. There are limitations for transferring graduate credits and students should consult with their committee chairs about this. Many graduate students use study abroad programs as means of enhancing their foreign language and research skills. There are several international options the graduate student might consider.
- Faculty-Led Programs
- Independent Programs
- "Non-Degree" Status at a Foreign Institution
- Reciprocal Exchange
- Degrees from Foreign Universities
- Scholarshps to Go Abroad
- Fulbright Scholarship Program for US Students
- British Marshall
- Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
- National Security Education Program (NSEP)