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Stay on Track with your Learning Abroad Application Process


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Learn the basics at Learning Abroad 101 & create your traveler profile on ViaTRM

All students must attend a Learning Abroad 101 workshop before they can be advised. For this week's workshop date and time, please visit the Learning Abroad 101 page. Cannot make a workshop? Stop by for walk in advising. 

Walk-in Advising
in the Learning Abroad office



Students should create a traveler profile on our online travel software, ViaTRM . After creating a profile, students can answer program matching questions that will identify initial program options to best fit their goals and needs. 


Global Guides are also available to talk with interested students 1-3pm Monday-Thursday in the Learning Abroad office. T hey are an excellent resource for students who are not sure how to decide on a program or who want first-hand information about a particular program or geographical location. Visit the Global Guides webpage for bios of each Global Guide, their office hours schedule, and more information .

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Start your program search & find classes to fit your degree

Find the program to fit your needs based on class options & course credit, budget, and timing. All students going abroad for credit must have a 2.5 GPA, or they must adhere to the GPA Waiver process. No student with below a 2.0 may participate in a Learning Abroad program. 

Identify 1-3 programs that would be a good fit for you, and meet with your advisor to talk it over.  

Need some help? Attend a Scholarship Workshop, talk with a Global Guide, or stop by for walk-in advising to ask questions and get help along your journey! 

Walk-in Advising
in the Learning Abroad office



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Meet with a Learning Abroad advisor & narrow your search

Once you have a better idea of what classes you want to take abroad, when you want to go, and what programs might fit you best, schedule an advising meeting with a Learning Abroad advisor by calling 713-743-9167. 

Looking to earn course credit while abroad? Students must follow the Course Equivalency Form process. All approved forms should be submitted to Learning Abroad. 
For more information, visit the academics section of our Policies & Guidelines page. 

Do you work late? Do you live far and cannot make an in-person advising session? We can schedule phone advising appointments, so please feel free to ask!

Advisors are assigned by intended area of study, research, or internship. 

Maggie Mahoney Kailey Posterick


Liberal Arts
& Social Sciences




Faculty-Led Program Support

Service Learning Groups


Natural Science & Mathematics



Hotel & Restaurant Management

Graduate College of Social Work


Medical & Professional Studies

Reciprocal Exchanges


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Apply for your program in ViaTRM & with your program provider/faculty leader

Students must apply for their programs with Learning Abroad in ViaTRM  as well as applying with their program provider/partner institution/faculty leader. 

Faculty-Led Programs: Apply directly with the faculty leader first before applying with Learning Abroad.

Apply for your program by the application deadlines listed below. REEP application deadlines may vary; please read the program information on the REEP program page for more information. Applicaitons must be received in ViaTRM by these deadlines to be elligible to go abroad. 

Summer Virtual 2021: April 15, 2021

Fall 2021: July 1, 2021

Students with a GPA below 2.0 are not eligible to participate in learning abroad programs. Review Learning Abroad's Policies and Guidelines pages for information on GPA and other eligibility requirements. 

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Complete required paperwork & your ViaTRM checklist

Once accepted, complete the forms on your ViaTRM dashboard. Required forms are also accessible on the Forms section of the Policies & Guidelines page. 

All students participating in a Learning Abroad program are required to have international medical and emergency insurance.  UH  has partnered with CISI to offer the most cost-effective and robust international insurance package available to our students and faculty leaders. For more information, visit the Health and Safety page on CISI Insurance

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Attend mandatory pre-departure orientation

All students are required to attend pre-departure orientation. Faculty-led pre-departures are held at the discretion and direction of the faculty leaders and are not scheduled by Learning Abroad. 

Pre-departure orientations are held at the end of each semester. Find dates and times on the Events and Outreach page.

Students are highly encouraged to register for the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrolment Program before going abroad.

For additional student resources to best help prepare students to go abroad, please visit our Student Resources page. We support all students going abroad, regardless of identity or ability.