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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), Jonsson
Building, 5th Floor, Room JO 5.504 . 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/oie/.
Undergraduates must have earned aminimum of 30 credit hours at The
University of Texas at Dallas. Freshmen, first semester
transfer students, non-degree seeking students, and students who
plan to graduate within one semester are not eligible to participate.
All students must have a minimum (semester
or cumulative) GPA of 2.00. Students with less than a 2.50 GPA may
not be eligible for some affiliate or exchange programs for study
aborad. Study abroad is limited to two (2) semesters.
The Associate Deans in each school determine how
general courses and Core Curriculum
courses will be applied to The University
of Texas at Dallas (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 The University of Texas at Dallas transcript
as an earned letter grade.
All other program earned credits will be transcribed as Credit/No
Credit. Grades of 2.00 on a 4.00 point scale will be reviewed by
The Office of 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 GPA.
No more than 20% or 12 hours (whichever is smaller) of upper-division
credits taken as Credit/No Credit may
be used toward graduation credits. Courses in a student's major that are
designed as Credit/No Credit are not included in this limit.
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 UTD.
It is the student's responsibility, on returning to the UTD campus,
to provide The Office of the Registrar
with the institution's published catalog description of the course
and an official transcript.
Information about other funding opportunities for study abroad is
available at The Office of Financial Aid. Students are eligible
to use financial aid for those programs that are affiliated with
The University of Texas at Dallas. 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
Transcripts received from foreign institutions in a
language other than English must to
be translated by a professional service for official posting
of transfer credit. The use of a professional translation service
will ensure the authenticity, consistency and
accuracy of transferring credits. It is the responsibility of
the student to provide an English translation of the transcript
and to pay any associated costs; transcript translation services
are not provided by the University.
The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) does
not recommend or support study abroad programs in regions of the
world for 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 for 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, however, they may have