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UT Tyler Center for Global Education

Office of International Programs

Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad? 

Step 1:
Research travel/study programs offered by UT Tyler.

Step 2:

Step 3:
Attend a study abroad informational meeting and meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Advisor in the Office of International Programs (OIP) to determine your specific plan of action, especially regarding which program you will apply for, what classes you will take, how you will pay for the program, and obtain a budget sheet. Contact

Step 4:
Meet with your departmental advisor to make sure that the study abroad course/program fulfills your degree requirements.

Step 5:
Complete the proper forms from the options below:

  • Students that are not enrolled in the GATE Program must complete the UT Tyler Travel/Study student application form and return the completed application form and processing fee to the Office of International Programs. 
  • If you are planning to enroll in semester or year-long programs (non-UT Tyler courses abroad) and wish to transfer credits back to UT Tyler, you must complete the Pre-Approval Form for Courses Abroad and obtain the required signatures from the appropriate academic department. Please use one form per department and seek assistance from the OIP Study Abroad Advisor as needed. 

Step 6: Complete a Pre-Travel Health Assessment form and obtain a Travel Release form from the UT Tyler Health Clinic. This service is free for UT Tyler students. 

  • Students must complete the Pre-Travel Health Assessment form prior to scheduling an appointment for a physical at the UT Tyler Health Clinic.
  • The Health Travel Release form will be completed by a doctor at the UT Tyler Health Clinic.
  • Bring the completed Health Travel Release form and the Pre-Travel Health Assessment form to the Study Abroad Advisor no later than one (1) month prior to your planned trip.
  • Should you need immunizations, or other travel related health requirements prior to departure, you will need to make an appointment, at your own cost, at the UT Health Northeast Travel Clinic

Step 7:
Be aware of fees/deposit deadlines for chosen program. Please be sure to calculate these into your budget sheet. 

Step 8:
Provide a copy of your passport to your OIP Study Abroad Advisor. You may attend a UT Tyler Passport Day event or apply for a passport if you don't already have one and need one sooner. Be aware of the fact that your passport should be valid for more than six (6) months before you would be allowed to enter a foreign destination. It is recommended that you renew your passport nine (9) months before your passport expires. 

Step 9:
Research and apply for financial aid and scholarships.

Step 10:
Purchase a mandatory Study Abroad Health Insurance plan from Academic HealthPlans (AHP).

Step 11:
Attend mandatory “Study Abroad for Students” workshop (this workshop is offered by the OIP once each semester). During the workshop, students will:

  • Complete UT Tyler Release Form, Participant Responsibility Form and Emergency Contact Form.
  • Register with International SOS. Contact to obtain instructions. 
  • Register with Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Receive emergency contact card to be kept in possession at all times during trip.

Step 12:

  • Complete mandatory post-trip evaluation form.
  • Complete mandatory post-trip scholarship acknowledgement letters.