Make the world your classroom! As you navigate new landscapes, you will experience diverse cultures, languages and heritages. Studying abroad opens doors to personal growth and discovery. When you study abroad, you will become an informed global citizen and gain skills that you can apply to your professional and personal life. As you learn to say “hello” or “thank you” in a foreign language, you will build friendships. As you visit different cultures, you will experience sensational food. Studying abroad will boost your self-confidence and draw you out of your comfort zone. In other words, it’s a life-changing experience!
When I first applied to the Honors College, I knew that I wanted to be a Regents Scholar so I could study abroad with my peers. I have always shown an interest in travel and becoming a global citizen, so I patiently waited for the summer before my senior year.
Since I was a little, I knew I wanted to travel and see the world. As a member of the Honors College, I learned that I had the opportunity to travel abroad to fulfill my capstone requirement. I couldn’t contain my excitement because my dream was finally coming true!
When confronted with the idea of traveling overseas, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I often wonder what my place is in this world, and I wanted some clarity—this was an amazing outlet for that curiosity.
Individual study abroad programs allow you to take advantage of study, research, teaching, internship and volunteering opportunities around the world. Studying abroad individually requires planning, greater independence and a sense of adventure, which are very rewarding.
These programs not are affiliated with A&M-Commerce and are typically administrated by another university, institution or organization. Course credit and financial aid may only be available on select programs.
Additional opportunities with special funding are available through our affiliated agreements.
Faculty-led study abroad programs are offered to matriculating students and are usually offered as either stand-alone opportunities (a separate course) or as a course capstone. The advantages of faculty-led programs are as follows:
Typically lower trip costs
Of shorter duration, 7-14 days
Travel as a group
Directly associated with student’s classroom work
Destinations for faculty-led programs are at the sole discretion of the faculty director. Faculty determines course content, duration and destination.