The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

International Programs and Partnerships Office of Global Engagement

Long Term Study Abroad

The long-term (individual) programs are opportunities for students to study abroad for one semester or a full academic year. An IPP Specialist helps the student choose a program in a foreign institution that is best suited and beneficial for the student's academic needs.

Active Agreements

Options: Duration of long-term program

  • 1 semester
  • 1 semester + Summer I
  • 1 semester + Summer I + Summer II
Deadlines Spring Summer I Summer II Fall
International Programs & Partnerships(IPP) October 15 February 1 March 1 May 1

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Step 1: Meet with Advisor

  • Schedule an appointment with IPP to review application packet and select location of Study Abroad.

Step 2: Complete Application

  • Submit complete application with required documents to IPP advisor.
  • Complete Application Form. 
  • Write a letter of intent (explaining your purpose and goals for the program you wish to enroll, limit 300 words.)
  • Get a letter of recommendation from a UTRGV faculty member.
  • Official transcript from the Registrars Office in a sealed envelope. (Undergraduate: minimum 30 credits hours and 2.0 GPA / Graduate: 3.0 GPA)
  • Complete and submit Transfer Evaluation Form to IPP for review, once approved IPP will clear and submit to Registrar's office.
  • 2 passport pictures (2 x 2in)
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of visa (if applicable) 
  • Authorization for Student Travel Form (Dean of Students Liability Form.)
  • Copy of the Foreign Student Application Form.
  • Copy of the Foreign Program Acceptance Letter.
  • UTRGV Long Term Study Abroad Student Cost Sheet.
  • Pay NON-REFUNDABLE $125 deposit for study abroad program.
  • Student International Medical Insurance Card is issued.

Step 3: Orientation

  • International S.O.S. Registration

Health Care

Health Care FAQ

  • Attend orientation and pre-departure meeting.