Study Abroad

NOTICE: UTRGV has canceled all study abroad programs for 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. For more information about the coronavirus and UTRGV visit the Office of Emergency Preparedness website.

The Office of International Programs and Partnerships is planning for future study abroad programs. If you are interested in these opportunities please email us at to set up a phone call or video conference. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we prefer to advise students for future study abroad programs through electronic means. 

Studying Abroad is for everyone. Every year UTRGV students overcome financial, family and institutional barriers to achieve their dream to journey abroad and discover the world. 

Why Study Abroad Matters


Completing a college degree is about growth and transformation. Studying abroad is a high-impact learning experience that will force you to change the way you think about the world. You will be immersed in a new culture and will visit the sites that you are reading about in your course work. Students that engage in study abroad return to their degree program more motivated and more engaged. 

Personal Growth

Study abroad students undergo tremendous personal growth because of their experiences abroad. Immersing yourself in a new culture with different perspectives, a different language, and different values causes you to reflect on your own culture and perspective. Students that go abroad return transformed by the experience. They have greater cultural awareness. Studying abroad is also highly regarded by employers and professional schools. 

The Study Abroad Application Portal will be available in Fall 2020 for Summer 2021.