University of Houston-Victoria

Study Abroad

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 the 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 experiences.

UHV has the following programs available as exchange programs:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Complete at least one year at UHV before studying abroad.
  • Must demonstrate seriousness of purpose and clear reasons for choosing a particular study abroad country and program
  • Must demonstrate emotional stability and maturity

Major Declaration

To apply for study abroad, students must at least preliminarily choose a major and make study abroad plans on the basis of that choice. Undeclared students should talk with academic advisers and the Study Abroad adviser before starting the study abroad exchange program.

If students then change their mind or have already declared a major but decide to switch majors or schools, they must review their study abroad plans with their new major adviser and School representatives so that they are aware of the change in academic status and can help ensure proper credit transfer.

Student Conduct

The International Programs Office consults with Student Affairs at UHV to determine whether applicants have committed any misconduct or housing violations and to ascertain the circumstances surrounding any such violations. As part of the study abroad exchange program application, students will be asked to submit a personal statement and meet with the Study Abroad adviser to discuss incidents and implications for study abroad. This information will be used in determining suitability for study abroad and may also be shared with the study abroad selection committee in making the decision on study abroad exchange candidacy. Student who commit misconduct or housing violations after they are approved but before the study abroad begins may not be permitted to study abroad.

Exchange Program Selection

All interested students are required to submit the completed Study Abroad Exchange Application, along with two recommendation letters (at least one from UHV faculty/staff), two-page personal statement indicating the interest of studying abroad and how the student is prepared to study abroad, and a completed check-list of items.  Upon completion of the documents, a committee will select the Study Abroad Exchange candidate. For more information pertaining to the Study Abroad Exchange Programs, please contact the International Programs Office or email.