Information about educational opportunities in other countries, including
study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities,
and international scholarship programs, is available at the Office of
International Education (OIE), located in the McDermott Library, Lower
Level, Room MC 1.206. Students are required to attend an advising session
before seeking staff assistance in selecting the program most appropriate
to their individual needs and interests. The advising sessions include
University policies governing study abroad, program options, funding
sources, and application and selection procedures. Information is also
disseminated through publications, special events, group meetings, individual
appointments, reference materials and at the OIE web site, http://www.utdallas.edu/utdgeneral/provost/oie/.
Undergraduates must have earned aminimum of 30 credit hours at UTD.
Freshmen, first semester transfer students, non-degree seeking students,
and students who plan to graduate within one semester are not eligible
All students must have a minimum GPA of 2.00. Students with less
than a GPA of 2.50 may not be eligible for some affiliate or exchange
programs for study aborad. Study abroad is limited to two (2) semesters.
Associate Deans in each school will have the responsibility for determining
how general courses and core curriculum courses will be applied to
the UTD degree plan. Approval may be required by more than one Associate
Dean for courses outside the student's major.
Students in exchange programs are registered for a block of coursework
in study abroad (STAB Exchange). Associate Deans in the appropriate
academic departments review the student's work to determine equivalent
UTD credit upon completion. Students will earn resident credit.
Students are assessed the normal UTD tuition and fees for the number
of semester credit hours they undertake for that particular semester.
Students register for affiliated studies (STAB Generic) when they
participate in study abroad programs by organizations and institutions
with which the University has an affiliation. Students enrolled
in affiliated studies are considered full-time students. Credits
are awarded as transfer credit. Students are not assessed UTD tuition
and fees and are responsible for paying program fees directly to
the affiliate program.
Academic units may offer courses taught abroad as part of their
regular curriculum. Students who take these courses follow normal
registration procedures and are assessed normal tuition and fees
for the number of semester credit hours they undertake. Additional
fees are charged to cover program costs.
Credits earned in Exchange Programs will translate directly onto
the UTD transcript as a letter grade earned. All other program earned
credits will be transcribed as Credit or No Credit. Grades of 2.00
on a 4.00 point scale will be reviewed by the Registrar and assigned
credit. Course work will be reflected on the student's transcript
but only courses taken on the UTD campus are considered in the UTD
No more than 20% or 12 hours (whichever is smaller) of upper-division
credits may be used toward graduation credits. Courses in a student's
major which are designed as Credit/No Credit are not included in this
Core curriculum courses taken while studying abroad must be taken
for a grade. A 2.00 on a 4.00 scale must be earned to transfer to
It is the student's responsibility, on returning to the UTD campus,
to provide the Registrar with the institution's published catalog
description of the course.
Information about other funding opportunities for study abroad is
available at the Office of Financial Aid. Students are eligible to
use financial aid for these programs that are affiliated with UTD.
Programs outside of official affiliations are not eligible for financial
aid. Students are strongly encouraged to have a declared major, otherwise
there could be financial aid implications.
Transscripts received from foreign institutions if not received in
English will need to be translated by a professional service for official
posting of transfer credit. The use of a professional translation
service will ensure the authenticity and consistency of transferring
credits accurately and appropriately.
The University of Texas at Dallas does not recommend or support study
abroad programs in regions of the world in which the U.S. State Department
has issued a "Travel Warning." Applications to study in
regions affected by Travel Warnings will not be approved. UTD students
will not be eligible to apply their financial aid to such experiences.
A Travel Warning is an official recommendation for travelers; it usually
discourages non-essential travel in the specified region. Because
Travel Warnings are issued in response to specific world events, they
may have expiration dates.