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Study Abroad

Study Abroad: Pushing Your Limits Venturing Beyond Your Comfort Zone Become Global Leaders

Study Abroad programs offer students the opportunity to experience the world as your classroom. Rather than reading from books, internet and other sources students can navigate a new landscape which will open eyes to a new culture, history, new language and student's heritage. Studying Abroad opens the doors to professional and personal growth and discovery. As students learn to say "hello" from different languages, make friends, experience different cuisines by pushing their own limits to things they never thought they can accomplish. Travel the world, advocate to the world, become the global leaders of the world.

The top benefits of Studying Abroad

  • Personal growth
  • Intercultural development
  • Interpersonal skill development
  • Education and career attainment
  • Longer stays mean greater benefits
  • Internship opportunities
  • Lifetime priceless benefits
  • Gaining global competency
  • Become a global citizen

How can you start your Study Abroad journey?

Departmental Programs

We are delighted that you have decided to Study Abroad through University Houston-Victoria. This is a great step towards a global education. Several UHV departments coordinate Study Abroad programs in specific disciplines.

School of Arts and Sciences


School of Arts and Sciences offer study abroad programs to China, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information visit the Study Abroad website or connect with the advisor, Magen Besancon.

School of Business Administration


If you are a student majoring in business and administration, please connect with Rosie McCuster or Donna Brinegar to learn more on Taiwan and China Study Abroad.

School of Education, Health Professions, and Development


Contact the International Program Office to learn about short term and long term study abroad opportunities for students in the School of Education, Health Professions, and Development. Students are able to utilize the direct exchange agreements affiliated with other universities around the world. The students in this school can select an Independent Study Program through the independent provider list to work on their own study abroad plan.

Exchange Partnerships and Programs


University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) partners with international universities across the world, where you can study as a visiting student and access the programs offered by your host institution.

As a visiting student on an exchange program, you will have opportunities in finding course work in your major or in elective subjects while living and learning in an entirely new country, different to your own culture and experience.

UHV has the following programs available as exchange programs:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Japan
  • Norway

Students must be a sophomore with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

Independent Study Programs


As a UHV student you are able to coordinate an independent study abroad through a third party organization or another U.S. college. Alternatively, you can enroll directly at an accredited institution aboard.

Third-Party Education Abroad Providers

Study Abroad Scholarships


Study abroad hesitation among students and families are related to the cost. Most students are not aware that students can apply for different study abroad opportunities. The Study Abroad Scholarships are based on merit, student-specific, destination-specific, subject-specific and finally based on the students' interest and personal statement. If students are interested in exploring study abroad opportunities please visit the scholarships website. Please note, study abroad process can take up to 10-12 months. You must look into the scholarship deadlines before applying. Talk to a Study Abroad advisor prior to starting the process.

For more information pertaining to Study Abroad visit the International Programs Office at University West 228, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email Study Abroad.