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SEARCH for your study abroad program at our online application system, Horizons. You can search by your major or field of study, location, term, length of program, provider, or language. If you're not sure where to start, please stop by the Office of International Programs, Liberal Arts North, Room 402, call 936-468-2961, or email Inés Maxit at maxitie@sfasu.edu. Once you have found a program you're interested in and before applying to your selected program, please read the guidelines available in the PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS section in the menu on the left because they will help you to understand the application process.

SFA sponsors a variety of undergraduate and graduate study abroad programs that can be grouped into three options: SFA Faculty-led Programs, Exchange Programs and Provider Programs, please see below for more details on each option. You should select a program that's right for you given your own needs, interests and abilities.

STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS

Faculty-led programs Exchange Programs Provider Programs
Program Features

Student studies abroad with SFA professor and students.

More tour-based and experiential travel with faculty member leading the program

Student studies abroad independently at a partner institution (through ISEP or one of of SFA's partners in France, Austria, London, Tasmania).

They are "international students" enrolled at a university.

Offered by universities or providers other than SFA. They could be similar to the SFA faculty-led, but hosted by other institutions or students can be enrolled at a university abroad.
Program Length Usually 2-4 weeks in summer Summer, Semester, Year Summer, Semester, Year
Credits

- Gain full credit for course work

- Grades appear on transcript and count in GPA

- Gain full credit for course work

- Grades appear on transcript but are not calculated in GPA

- Gain full credit for course work

- Grades appear on transcript but are not calculated in GPA

Costs

- Regular SFA tuition (3-6 SCH)

- Program Fees (usually includes international airfare, tours, accommodations, professor costs)

- SFA tuition, room and board

- International Transportation

- Pay tuition and other fees directly to provider
Scholarship and Funding

- Eligible for SFA Study Abroad Scholarship (2.5 Overall GPA requiered)

- Financial Aid can be applied

- Eligible for SFA Study Abroad Scholarship (2.5 Overall GPA requiered)

- Financial Aid can be applied

- Eligible for SFA Study Abroad Scholarship (2.5 Overall GPA requiered)

- Financial Aid can be applied


Due Dates

- Programs announced in the Fall

- Applications due usually in December for better scholarships

- Final deadline usually in February

- ISEP - February 1 for the Fall, September 1 for the Spring.

- Other exchange programs - at least one semester prior to travel.

Varies by provider. Students should apply at least one semester prior to travel.
Comments This is the best option for students who want to study abroad, but would like a more supportive environment.

This is the best deal for students who are more independent and ready to strike out on their own!

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This is a good idea for students who are ready to study abroad independently, but would also like to be associated with a group.

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