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Affiliated Programs

Affiliated Program Providers offer courses, internships, and research opportunities for students in most majors with programs taking place in over 100 countries. 

Read more below about the unique features of each program provider. UH students will register with their chosen provider as well as with Learning Abroad; all tuition for the term abroad will be paid to the provider, not UH. Each student participating in a credit-bearing program is charged a $100 Affiliated Studies Fee. 

Before applying for an affiliated program, students must first meet with a Learning Abroad Advisor, complete a Course Equivalency Form with the appropriate faculty/staff, and apply in our online traveler software ViaTRM. Please follow the steps listed under the Start Here menu.

AIFS

Visit the AIFS website

AIFS - American Institute for Foreign Study - offers programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Their program fee uniquely includes meals in the prices as well as the typical tuition, housing, and other fees. 

Majors
All major opportunities available, especially those in CLASS, Business, Arts, Hotel Management, and Natural Science and Mathematics. Use their website's Course Search for specific major and class options. 

Internships
Students can take courses, intern abroad, or a combination of courses and an internship abroad. Their internship program includes a seminar and hands on experience at a local placement. 

Scholarships
Affiliate grants awarded automatically $200 summer & Jterm/$400 semester
Gilman matching grants of $250/$500
AIFS Generation Study Abroad Grants of $500/$1,000
HACU Hispanic Student grants for 50% off program fee
All scholarships listed here


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Katie A., Pyschology Major, Summer 2018 in Greece with AIFS

CEA

Visit the CEA website

CEA Study Abroad offers destinations in 21 cities across 12 countries including cities in Europe as well as programs in Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, and China. CEA offers students the unique opportunity to take classes at their CEA centers and/or at host institutions. 

Majors
All major opportunities available, especially those in CLASS, Business, Arts, Hotel Management, Engineering and Technology, and Natural Science and Mathematics. Use their website's Program Search for specific major and class options. 

Internships
Students can take courses, intern abroad, or a combination of courses and an internship abroad. Their internship program includes a seminar and hands on experience at a local placement. 

Scholarships
Affiliate grant - $750/semester, $300/short term & summer
Website special promotions vary
Diversity Scholarship
Financial Need Scholarship
Various merrit-based scholarships
All scholarships listed here

CIEE

Visit the CIEE website

CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange - is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. They offer learning abroad programs across the globe in 40 countries. They also offer a unique open campus model where students can design their own multi-city program experience. 

Majors
All major opportunities available, from the humanities and arts to STEM programs. Use their website's Program Search for specific major and class options. 

Internships
Students can take courses, intern abroad, or a combination of courses and an internship abroad. Their internship program inclused a seminar and hands on experience at a local placement. 

Scholarships
MSI grants for all UH students - $500 summer/$2,000 semester
GAIN Travel Grant for Pell-Eligible students $750-$2,000
Gilman Go Global Grant for qualified Gilman applicants $1,000-$2,500
PING Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship - 100% of program fee
All scholarships listed here

ISA

Visit the ISA website

ISA - International Studies Abroad - offers programs in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Their programs all include the Bridging Cultures Program orientation and Discovery Model to intentionally plug students into their host culture immediately and through the duration of their program. 

Majors
All major opportunities available. Use their website's Program Search for specific major and class options. 

Internships 
Students can complete an internship abroad during the semester or summer for credit. 

Service-Learning
Students can participate in service learning programs or program components for course credit. Program fields for service include Community Development, Education, Environment, Family and Youth Development, Health, and Human Rights. 

Other Unique Programs
EuroScholars 
Veritas Missionwork Abroad

Scholarships
Affiliate grant - $200
Casteneda Memorial Scholarship
ISA Diversity Scholarship
Others based on need and merit
All scholarships listed here


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Elizabeth B., Education Major, Summer 2018 Service Learning program in Ireland

KEI

Visit the KEI website

KEI - Knowledge Exchange Institute - offers programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South and Central America.  

Majors
All major opportunities available, especially those in CLASS, Business, Arts, Hotel Management, Education, and STEM. Use their website's Program Search for specific major and class options. 

Internships
Students can take courses, intern abroad, or a combination of courses and an internship abroad. Their internship program includes a seminar and hands on experience at a local placement. 

Scholarships
Semester affiliate grant - $1,000 for semester/quarter programs

All scholarships listed here

 

SIT

Visit the SIT website

SIT Study Abroad - School for International Training - offers unique programs in non-traditional locations including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Fiji, South America, and some locations in Europe. SIT programs are field-based, immersive experiences with unique course options. All SIT programs inlcude either a research or internship component. 

Majors
Many major opportunities available. SIT courses focus around critical global issues including Global Health, Development, Economy, Social Change, Human Rights, Migration and Identity, and the Enviromnent. Use their website's Program Search for specific major and class options. 

Research & Internships 
Students can complete undergraduate research or an  internship abroad . Programs combine classroom study with hands-on work in the field. This allows students to learn directly from local experts, witness local initiatives firsthand, and gain valuable experience. 

Scholarships
Affiliate grants vary
Pell Grant Match Award
HACU Scholarships (all UH students qualify to apply)
SIT Fund for students with high financial need
Others based on need and merit
All scholarships listed here


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Tonya N., Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major, Fall 2017 program with SIT in Vietnam

USAC

Visit the USAC website

USAC - University Studies Abroad Consortium - offers programs in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Central and South America. USAC uniquely offers programs in smaller cities or towns; USAC strategically selects locations where students will have maximum opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture. Programs in smaller cities also brings program costs down for students. 

Majors
All major opportunities available. Use their website's Program Search for specific major and class options. 

Volunteering & Internships
Students can volunteer abroad at most locations and may also pursue an internship with USAC during the long semesters.  

Scholarships
Affiliate grant - $385 for specialty programs, $220 for partnership programs
UH Block Grant Funding awarded by Learning Abroad
First Generation Scholarship
Regional Scholarships 
Others based on program and need
All scholarships listed here


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Lisa M., Economics & Marketing Major, Summer 2017 program in Chiang Mai, Thailand

SOL

Visit the SOL website

SOL - SOL Education Abroad - offers Spanish Immersion courses and other content courses in Spanish and English. They focus on four locations: Granada, Spain, Heredia, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Oaxaca, Mexico. Students stay with host families while abroad to maximize their language learning opportunities. 

Majors
All major may take courses with SOL, however they predominately have Spanish Lanaguge and content courses. Review the Academic Overview of each location to see the courses offered. 

Internships
Students can intern while abroad with SOL. This gives students the opportunity to receive hands on experience in a multitude of academic disciplines. Students can intern for credit while abroad. Available summer and semester. 

Other Unique Programs
Medical Shadowing & Medical Spanish programs in Argentina & Mexico
Bilingual Education program in Argentina

Scholarships
Scholarships based on term
All scholarships listed here


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Alexis W., Pre-Health Major, Summer 2017 Spanish Language & Medical Shadowing Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kukulcan

Visit the Kukulcan website

Kukulcan Educational Spanish Community offers spanish language immersion courses at their local school in Cuernavaca, Mexico. This program offers spanish language on a budget for our UH students. Courses range from beginner to advanced, and students stay Their programs all include the Bridging Cultures Program orientation and Discovery Model to intentionally plug students into their host culture immediately and through the duration of their program. 

Majors
All major may take courses with Kukulkan, however they only offer a Spanish Lanaguge curriculum. For program options specific to UH students, download the program brochure for courses and costs. 

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My Linh T., Comunnication Major, Summer 2017 program with Kukulcan

Global Experiences

Visit the Global Experiences website

Global Experiences is an internship-specific program provider that guides you throughout the whole process and is there to give support wherever needed. They work very hard to find an internship that fits you best and once they find you one, they help you to nail your interview and get the job.

Internship Career Fields
Business, art, architecture, communications, education, engineering, environmental science, event planning, fashion design, film and theater, government and politics, hospitality and tournism management, human resources, IT, social sciences, sports administration, web design, and more!

Scholarships
Affiliate grant - $500

Specialty Programs

Semester at Sea 
Go to class while sailing the sea on a 7 deck, 590 foot floating campus where you learn, live, travel and reflect on your global, study abroad experience. Courses are available for many majors and you can earn up to 15 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters while traveling to up to 15 ports of call. 

Visit the Semester at Sea website

School for Field Studies
SFS offers programs that are based in locations and ecosystems grappling with critical environmental issues such as climate change. Students examine firsthand the environmental issues faced by our host communities, gaining important research skills, making lifelong friends, and contributing to a growing body of international environmental research.

Visit the SFS website