Office of Provost

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Study Abroad

The World is Your Classroom

Our Mission

The Office of International Education (OIE) works to promote global citizenship, awareness, and capability of university students, faculty and stakeholders. We strive to develop academic offerings in other countries to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to enhance their academic experience. We also work to attract students, faculty, and higher education stakeholders from foreign countries to meet their needs and to enrich the university and its communities.


Office of International Education
Dr. Bob Shelton, Director
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

Specific Information per College

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College of Arts and Sciences

The study abroad/away programming for the College of Arts and Sciences is designed to provide undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to gain valuable academic and cultural experiences by studying in a foreign country. Study abroad/away courses are open to all students, regardless of major, and are intended to complement their coursework by offering opportunities for cross-cultural learning, language immersion, and exposure to diverse perspectives. The objectives of the Study Abroad/Away Program for the College of Arts and Sciences are: • To provide students with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of their academic field within a global context. • To enable students to enhance their language proficiency and cultural competency by studying in a foreign country. • To facilitate cross-cultural learning and broaden students' perspectives through engagement with local communities and cultures. • To develop students' independence, adaptability, and resilience by challenging them to navigate unfamiliar cultural and academic environments. • To foster personal and professional growth by promoting self-reflection, intercultural communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a diverse and dynamic global environment. The program offers a range of study abroad/away options, including short-term faculty-led courses in the summer and winter, as well as research opportunities, and service-learning/experiential-learning experiences. Through these programs, students can expand their academic and personal horizons while gaining skills and experiences that will benefit them in their future academic and career pursuits. For more information, please contact Dr. Bob Shelton, Director of the Office of International Education at or 210-784-2246.

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College of Business

The College of Business is committed to providing access to high-impact international opportunities, and encourages students to travel abroad. An international business experience allows students to successfully develop their leadership skills and global awareness. These skills are competitive advantages as graduates enter the workforce and commit to lifelong learning. Businesses seek graduates that value global literacy and multicultural understanding. The College of Business supports a broad range of transformational international experiences and initiatives that foster cultural awareness. For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Jones at and 210-784-2018.


College of Education and Human Development

The CoEHD Education Abroad programs will adhere to the guiding principles found in the most current edition of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, The Forum on Education Abroad. [ISBN: 978-1-952376-00-9] Opportunities for international and domestic programs vary from year to year. For more information for education abroad, please contact Dr. Lorrie Webb, Assistant Dean for Academics, at or 210-784-2554.