The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) supports opportunities for students to expand academic horizons through global education experiences. Programs offered may last from one week to as long as a year. Studying away from campus, either domestically or in another country, can have a profound impact on a student’s future. On these trips, students have the opportunity to explore cultures and experience different worldviews. In today’s global marketplace, more and more employers are looking for students who possess the skills necessary to communicate and thrive in a diverse environment.
The College of Education and Human Development supports CEHD students through program support funding. These are monies provided directly to the programs, thereby lessening the fees and other costs students might pay. This support ranges up to $1000 per student for short-term faculty-led trips (6-14 days on-site); and up to $2000 per student for long-term faculty-led trips (15 days or more on-site).
CEHD offers many unique global opportunities designed specifically for students within the college.
Students are not limited to these programs, but many of the courses offered will fit into specific degree plans within the different departments in CEHD. For additional study abroad opportunities, please contact the Education Abroad Office.
Faculty members who plan to lead a faculty-led trip should submit completed Global Education Proposal & Application for Program Support and required documents, and completed Faculty-led Application (visit: https://abroad.tamu.edu/People/Faculty-and-Program-Leaders/Faculty-led-Programs) to the CEHD Global Education Office by the following deadlines:
- Fall Term: October 1
- Spring Term February 1
- Summer Term: May 1
Student application deadlines may vary per program, as some programs may close as soon as they have the required numbers or some may need extension. Most programs follow the trend of the following schedule:
- Fall Term: March/April 1
- Spring Term: October 1
- Summer Term: February 1
Global Education Resources
Student Billing Due Dates
Billing due dates are dictated by Student Business Services each year.
When considering a proposal for a global education program, it is helpful to keep in mind why some students choose a particular program, as they have different needs depending on degree plan, time to graduation, duration of the program, and desire. Generally, there are four type of study abroad programs.
International Short-term Group Trip: more than half of the course (50%) is taught on campus; credit- bearing trip led by CEHD faculty. It is typically a component of an on-campus credit-bearing course offered during fall, spring, or summer terms.
Faculty-Led: more than half of the course (50%) is taught overseas; credit-bearing trip led by CEHD faculty; usually lasts a full term. Most programs are offered in the summer, but can also be available for the fall, spring, or even winter break terms.
Reciprocal Exchange: The Texas A&M University Reciprocal Education Exchange Programs (REEPs) provide TAMU students the opportunity to study and live at an international partner university for one or two semesters. Students enroll in the academic setting of the host university, attending classes and interacting with local students. These programs provide adequate time for a total cultural immersion, which significantly enhances cross-cultural experience and understanding. See the Exchange Programs page on the Education Abroad Office website for more information.
Transfer Credit: Students take pre-approved courses at an accredited institution overseas and transfer the credits back to their degree plan. A Transfer Credit program can go through a third party provider, a sponsoring U.S. university or college, or an accredited international university. These programs are a great option for students who need to take a specific type of class or would like to spend time in a specific country. See the Transfer Credit page on the Education Abroad Office website for more information.
All CEHD global education trips will be submitted as faculty-led trips. All faculty leaders will still work with the College on the development and submissions of the Faculty-Led Trips and will still be reviewed and supported by the College, and the College will be submitting these trips to the Education Abroad Office. All faculty leaders are required to select the standard service level of support and work with the Education Abroad Office to set up their trips upon acceptance from the College and will work with the College and the Education Abroad Office for reconciling the trips upon return.