Office of International Programs

Outgoing Exchange Students

The Office of International Programs offers students the possibility to study abroad during a semester, or up to a year long in a Foreign University. If we do not have an agreement established already with a University in your country of interest, we can create a program based on your academic needs.


Outgoing Exchange Process

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Step 1: Meet your advisor

Meet with an OIP Advisor. Plan your program, Review deadlines & financial responsibilities.

Step 2: Follow the checklist

Follow the checklist and complete the Student Application Package (don't forget the signatures)

  • Fill out the Application Form
  • Write a letter of intent explaining your purpose and goals for the program you wish to enroll in. Limit 300 words.
  • Get a letter of recommendation (from a UTPA faculty member)
  • Official transcript from the Registrar's Office in a sealed envelope
    (Undergraduate: minimum 30 credits hours and 2.0 GPA / Graduate: 3.0 GPA)
  • Get copy of the Transfer Evaluation Form for foreign institutions
  • 2 passport pictures (2 x 2in.)
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of visa (if applicable)
  • Study Abroad Liability Form
  • Participation Approval Form (must be signed by the Dean of Students, Course Instructor, and Academic Advisor before meeting again with your OIP Advisor)
  • Release and Indemnification Agreement (Dean of Students Liability Form)
  • Copy of the Foreign Student Application Form
  • Copy of the Foreign Program Acceptance Letter
  • UTPA Long Term Study Abroad Student Cost Sheet
  • Pay NON-REFUNDABLE $125 deposit for study abroad application fee
  • Student International Medical Insurance Card is issued before departure by OIP/Medex


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