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world-map-red.pngLearning Abroad has opportunities for every major in over 100 countries through faculty-led, reciprocal exchanges, third party affiliated providers, and service opportunities abroad.

We encourage students to take courses, complete internships, or conduct research abroad for credit that will count toward their degree. Learning Abroad also supports students completing co-curricular learning experiences abroad including conferences, symposia, service learning, and study tours.

If students do not find their desired program in our listed opportunities, they can search for additional options and work with Learning Abroad for approval and support.

All spring and summer 2021 Learning Abroad programs have been cancelledThis includes all faculty-led programs as well as affiliated, exchange, student service organization programs, sponsored scholarship, fellowship, or research opportunities abroad, and any other programs that would be considered international travel for curricular or co-curricular purposes. 
Read the University of Houston COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions update here.

Fall programs are still subject to approval by the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. We anticipate an update for fall program approval or cancellation in the coming weeks. We will update students as soon as a decision has been made. Students may continue to plan their fall 2021 programs abroad with the help of their Learning Abroad Advisor. However, students should understand that fall programs may be cancelled. Students should contact their Learning Abroad Advisor to discuss other program options if they would like to postpone their program to a later term. Email for more information. 

Faculty-Led Programs 

  • Short term - 1-6 weeks during summer, winter, or spring break
  • Travel with a UH faculty member on credit or non credit program
  • Course tuition is paid directly to UH at the student's regular tuition rate
  • Flights, food, accommodations and other program fees paid separately

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Exchange Programs 

  • Most terms are full semesters or academic year, with some summer options
  • Tuition is paid directly to UH at the student's regular tuition rate
  • Flights, food, accommodations and other program fees paid abroad
  • Program eligibility is often determined by major or college

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Affiliated Programs  

  • Summer, semester, winter break, and intensive week or month terms available
  • Tuition and fees paid directly program provider
  • Housing, excursions, and activities are typically included in the program fee
  • Courses, internships, research, and service learning programs available

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Student Service Organizations Abroad  

  • UH registered student organizations focused on service abroad
  • Annual trips abroad to help a specific community
  • Programs typically led in Central America and the Carribean
  • Non-credit, short term programs 

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