The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

International Programs and Partnerships Office of Global Engagement

Vaqueros Study Abroad Programs

Vaqueros Study Abroad Programs are short, affordable and led by our world-class faculty. 

Vaqueros Study Abroad Programs

Plan early

It is never too early to start planning to study abroad. Vaqueros programs typically run in the Minimester, Summer I and Summer II terms. Speak to an International Programs Specialist in our office (Edinburg STAC 3.128, Brownsville MAIN 1.308) and with your Academic Advisor to begin planning your study abroad experience.


There are many benefits to studying abroad and in participating in a Vaqueros program. 

  • Led by UTRGV Faculty
  • Affordable
  • Short in length
  • International experience is valued by employers

Deadlines to Apply 

Minimester, Summer I, and Summer II - TBA

Steps to Apply for a Vaqueros Study Abroad Program

Student Application Package: Please complete and submit the application with a signature from the professor and dept. chair

 2018 Course Listing TBA

Step 1: Study Abroad Begins with your Passport.

The U.S. Passport Process

You Must Apply in Person if:
  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport.
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16.
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged.
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago.
  • Your name has changed and you are unable to document your name change.
Renew by Mail if Your Most Recent Passport:
  • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application.
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older.
  • Was issued within the last 15 years.
  • Was issued in the exact same name as your previous passport or you can legally document your name change with original or certified copy of your marriage certificate or the government-issued document.

Step 2: Study Abroad Application and Responsibility Agreements

  • Application Form
  • Letter of intent
  • Official transcript
  • 2 passport pictures
  • Copy of Passport
Responsibility Agreements

Cost Sheet- Once you submit your application to IPP, you will receive your program cost sheet on site. While you do not have to sign it immediately, please keep in mind that your application will be considered incomplete until you sign your program cost sheet. The cost sheet lists the expenses and fees that you will be responsible for paying. 

Health Care 

Health Care FAQ

Step 3: Approval

After your application and supporting documents have been submitted you will receive a notification that you have been approved to attend the study abroad program. All pertinent information concerning your study abroad program such as travel and logistics will be communicated to you once you have been approved.