Many places. TCU offers over 350 study abroad programs across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
What's the most popular location?
When is the best time to go abroad?
The most popular term to go abroad is junior year, but every degree plan is different! Talk to your academic advisor to see when the best time to go abroad is for you.
Do I have to know the language?
Not necessarily. Even within the same city, there are often multiple programs: some for students with intermediate or advanced language skills, and some for students with beginner skills or no language background. Just check the eligibility requirements to find the program that's right for you.
Can I apply to a program outside of TCU’s study abroad offerings?
No, students cannot receive study abroad credit for work on a non-approved program. In rare exceptions, students can petition to participate in highly prestigious programs like the London School of Economics.
Credits & Classes
How do classes work?
All credit on TCU or TCU-Approved programs counts as TCU credit (not transfer credit). Semester students enroll full-time in 4 or 5 classes and summer students take 1 or 2 classes. Grades count towards the TCU GPA.
My major is ____. Where can I study abroad?
Most of our programs are general not major-specific, and they offer a wide range of courses. Summer programs can be more specific since students only take 1 or 2 classes, but most summer programs are open to all majors too.
My major is pretty strict. Can I still study abroad?
Yes! Plan early and talk to your academic advisor to see if a semester fits with your degree plan. If it doesn't, you can still go abroad during the summer!
Costs & Scholarships
Isn't study abroad expensive?
Study abroad is affordable. TCU students pay the same TCU tuition rate and program fees are similar to the cost of TCU housing. TCU financial aid also applies, and there are additional scholarships for study abroad students.
What kinds of scholarships and financial aid are available for study abroad?
During the academic year, most TCU financial aid applies to study abroad, and students can apply for additional scholarships. For summer students, TCU offers merit and need-based scholarships. Visit our Scholarship & Financial Aid page.
Can I apply for a scholarship before applying to a program?
Yes! Scholarship applications and program applications are completely separate. They also have different deadlines. Many students choose to start with the scholarship application because that deadline comes first.
Getting Started & Applying
Are there eligibility requirements for study abroad?
Yes, applicants must be currently-enrolled, degree-seeking students in good standing at TCU. All semester programs require a minimum 2.8 GPA and two prior semesters at TCU. Some programs have additional prerequisites, so check the program page to confirm your eligibility.
How do I meet with a study abroad advisor?
To begin advising, students should attend Study Abroad 101, prior to any individual appointment. They can also meet with a Peer Advisor during walk-in hours (Mon - Thurs, 2 - 4 pm in Reed 214). Students can email email@example.com for questions.
How early do I need to apply?
The application process typically starts the semester before you go abroad, but summer students should plan to apply as early as October or November.
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