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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
Main Campus
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224
210-784-1203

Loyola Partnership

Texas A&M University-San Antonio signs international agreement with global university

SAN ANTONIO —Texas A&M University-San Antonio and Loyola University-Andalucia have signed a collaboration agreement to develop educational, professional and cultural programs that will benefit students and staff of both institutions. The agreement was signed by Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and Dr. Gabriel Pérez Alcalá, president of Loyola Andalucia, in Spain on March 11, 2014.

“We are very proud and excited to offer this incredible international connection for our students as we seek to embody our mission statement of inspiring our graduates to lifelong learning and responsible global citizenship,” said Dr. Ferrier. “This agreement will provide a wonderful opportunity to unite the cultural significance of South San Antonio with the South of Spain.”

The Memorandum of Understanding provides for the development of academic exchange programs for students and faculty, to include research projects and collaborations and seminars, along with other cultural activities.

A specially designed study abroad program is already being offered to A&M-San Antonio students this summer in Seville and the south of Spain. Lectures will be offered by University of Loyola faculty alongside professionals from Spanish multinational corporation Abengoa, a leader in sustainable, alternative energy.

The ceremonial signing of the agreement took place in Seville at the private residence of the Duke of Béjar, Pedro Roca de Togores, thus highlighting the long-standing ties between Spain and San Antonio. The seventh largest city in the United States is also one of the most important markets for Spanish companies, and is the seat of Bexar County, which was constituted as a Spanish municipality in 1731 under the name of San Fernando de Bexar.

 

Malaga Partnership

A&M-San Antonio and Universidad de Malaga announce partnership
 

SAN ANTONIO — Texas A&M University-San Antonio has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Universidad de Málaga in Málaga, Spain that will provide both universities with educational enhancements. On November 21, 2011, Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, signed the MOU with José Ángel Narváez Bueno, associated president for research matters, on behalf of Adelaida de la Calla, president of Universidad de Málaga. The MOU will establish a framework for the exchange of faculty, researchers and students. The agreement also allows for future research partnerships, the exchange of academic materials, publications and more.

The agreement comes as A&M-San Antonio’s Office of International Programs gains momentum. Through specially designed courses, students in a variety of fields have already travelled to Brazil, Mexico and Romania with trips to Ireland and Spain planned for the coming months.

Left to right: Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, president of Texas A&M-San Antonio, signs an MOU in Málaga, Spain, to establish academic and research partnerships with José Ángel Narváez Bueno, associated president for research matters, on behalf of Adelaida de la Calla, president of Universidad de Málaga. Rosario Cabello Porras, vice president of international affairs at Universidad de Málaga, looks on.