University of Houston-Victoria

Study Abroad

Study Abroad with UHV

Welcome to the home page for Study Abroad programs available at The University of Houston-Victoria. The vital importance of Study Abroad in the preparation of students and citizens who can compete in our globally interdependent society is emphasized so often, by so many, that it has become a cliche. The most important reality outcome of Study Abroad is that it changes participants' lives and perspectives in a very positive way. Increasingly, almost all international studies experts agree that the earlier we can offer such Study Abroad experiences to our undergraduates, the better they serve as a foundation for global competencies and perspectives leading to mature choices about careers, professions, and further educational preparation.

In the greater Houston metropolitan area, one out of five residents was born outside of the United States. Seventy percent of business and therefore employment in our area is dependent on foreign trade. The Houston ship channel now ships the largest international tonnage of all U.S. ports, and the port of Victoria's international trade and businesses are growing robustly. The list of motivations for becoming internationally competent continues to grow. Certainly, at UHV one focus of these activities is in part determined by the large Hispanic population in the Coastal Bend region and the opportunity that presents to maintain and enhance diversity at UHV. 

Study Abroad Appointments 

  1. To schedule an appointment or Join International Programs at the Virtual Lobby on Mondays to Fridays 8-5 pm Central Standard Time (The university is closed on the weekend and federal holidays) Face-2-Face meetings are available via appointment only.  To schedule a face-2-face meeting visit Microsoft Bookings. All virtual appointments will be recorded. 

Weekly Study Abroad Sessions
Every Wednesday at 3 pm  US Central Standard Time 
Join our International Programs Zoom channel. (Temporarily canceled until September 1st)

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, the internet, and other sources, students can navigate a new landscape that will open their eyes to a new culture, history, new language, and student heritage. Studying and Intern Abroad opens the doors to professional and personal growth and discovery. As students learn to say “hello” from different languages, make friends, and experience different cuisines by pushing their limits to things they never thought they can accomplish. Travel the World, Advocate to the World, and become the Global Leader 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


Global Virtual Internships

Are you a student interested in looking at opportunities to intern abroad without leaving Texas? Global Virtual Internships may be your answer. As COVID-19 impacted all of our students with their Student Intern Abroad plans, you as the student doesn't need to hold your plans. Ask International Programs how you can take part in Global Virtual Internships today. 

How can you start your Study Abroad Journey?