Broaden Career Options With a Global Focus
Global Awareness Through Education (GATE) is a two-year program designed for incoming freshmen interested in a globally-focused, culturally diverse education. GATE offers internationally-infused core curriculum classes, cultural activities and service opportunities. The program culminates in a five-week study abroad experience the summer after a student's sophomore year.
- Travel with your GATE class to a distant country during the summer following your sophomore year. In 2013, GATE students visited Japan, completing two courses taught by UT Tyler instructors at Shimane University and visiting such famous locations as the Tokyo National Museum, Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum and Byodo-in Temple.
- In 2014, GATE students visited Brazil and Argentina, completing a speech and a history class taught by UT Tyler professors while in Buenos Aires.
- In 2015, GATE students went to Italy, completing an art history class and a world literature class while in Florence.
- In 2016 GATE will travel to Ghana and in 2017 GATE will travel to Vietnam.
Graduates of the GATE program will be well equipped for international service in their careers. The program broadens students' perspective and enhances the value of any degree. Potential employers include the Peace Corps, church missions and international corporations.
MAY30Memorial Day (University Closed)
JUN2Short Summer - Final Exams
JUN3Short Summer - Final Exams
JUN3Short Summer - End of Term
JUN6Summer I - Classes Begin
Outstanding Educators. Internationally Experienced.
Study with professors who are respected for their teaching ability, including earning such distinctions as the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
Learn from instructors who are seasoned international travelers and educators, thoroughly familiar with the cultures of nations students will visit for their five-week international experience.
Join a small group of students who will be mentored by international scholars who are serving as GATE professors.
GATE students will travel to an international location for an extraordinary five-week study abroad experience the summer after their sophomore year.