Learning Abroad and Learning Abroad Scholarships

105 E. Cullen Building

Learning Abroad advances the goals of the Global Strategies and Studies department by offering undergraduate and graduate students unique, life changing, educational experiences overseas.

Learning Abroad advisors and support staff are available to assist students in finding the right program to match their interest and academic goals, equate foreign coursework to UH courses, evaluate foreign transcripts, and assure students’ health and safety abroad.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning abroad have a wide variety of programs to choose from. Students are able to enroll in any one of the following programs:

  • Faculty-Led Programs
    Designed by UH faculty and facilitated by Learning Abroad. UH faculty-led programs include such diverse locations as Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Italy, France, Germany, Ghana, Mexico, Peru, and Spain, among others.
  • Reciprocal Educational Exchange Programs (REEP)
    Allows students to study at a UH partner university abroad while paying tuition to UH. The host institution’s tuition is waived.
  • Affiliated Programs
    Offered by UH through approved third-party providers such as University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC), Council of International Education Exchange (CIEE), American Institute of Foreign Study, Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA), and many others.

Assistance in organizing Research Collaboratives, Internships, Experiential Learning,  and Volunteerism Programs is also available through Learning Abroad.

Learning Abroad maintains a U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility where students can obtain a U.S. passport required for all international travel.

Learning Abroad Scholarships
The International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS), funded by student fees, is administered through Learning Abroad.  Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed twice a year.  Scholarship funds range from $500-$1,750, depending on length and type of program.