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Here is a guide that will help you prepare for your study abroad program.

Before Applying
  • Attend an Information Session. Our next Info Sessions are posted on our Facebook page under the Events tab.
  • Research program options 
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor
  • Explore funding 
  • Meet with a Study Abroad Peer Advisor
  • Apply for a passport
  • If international student, meet with an International Programs Advisor
  • General Application
    • Create an online account using your UTEP login credentials
    • Complete UTEP requirements for approval to study abroad
    • Ask for 2 academic references
    • Complete application forms on the Study Abroad Portal, including unofficial transcript and essay if required
    • Confirm and pay $75 application fee
    • Apply for scholarships. Our next scholarships and Gilman scholarships are posted on our Facebook page under the Events tab.
  • For Third-Party Programs
    • Contact the Study Abroad Office as soon as your application materials are complete
    • Once the Study Abroad Office has approved your application, apply directly with third-party 
  • For Exchange Programs
    • All exchange applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. Decisions should be made within two weeks
    • If selected to participate in an exchange program, apply directly with host institution
  • For Faculty-Led Programs
    • Contact the faculty leader 

Before Going Abroad
  • Complete course equivalency form
    • Attend a course equivalency workshop. Our next course equivalency workshops are posted on our Facebook page under the Events tab.
    • Get descriptions/syllabus of the courses your intent to take at the host institution
    • Obtain Chair approval
    • Obtain your Academic Advisor’s signature
    • Obtain your Associate Dean's signature
  • Apply for your visa, if required
  • Purchase your flight
  • Make sure you meet with your doctor
  • Attend pre-departure sessions
  • Complete all enrollment forms on your Miners Abroad Portal
  • Complete all requirements of third-party providers or exchange programs (ex. housing, classes)
  • Attend one-on-one session with Study Abroad Advisor
  • If you require special accommodations, communicate with your program and Center for Accommodations and Support Services
  • Meet with Financial Aid Advisor
  • Complete your budget worksheet
  • Make your payments on time
  • For financial aid, scholarships and immigration status, make sure you are registered for study abroad class at UTEP
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