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Faculty-led Programs

These are Texas A&M University sponsored programs led by Texas A&M University faculty and designed around specific courses. The faculty-led program model allows students to go abroad with a group of fellow Aggies, with whom they can share the hands-on experience of doing activities they cannot do in a classroom in College Station. While faculty-led programs are primarily offered during the summer term, there are several that take place during the fall and spring semesters, and some that go abroad during the winter and spring breaks.

  • Students go abroad with other Aggies under the supervision of a Texas A&M University faculty member
  • On-site logistics such as accommodations, in-country transportation, and excursions are arranged for the students
  • Instruction is in English, except for language programs, giving students the opportunity to study abroad in a country they might not otherwise be able to
  • The courses taught are Texas A&M courses, which means there’s no process of transferring courses back
  • Many programs are designed for rigid degree programs, providing study abroad options to students of nearly every major
Eligibility criteria vary from program to program. The minimum requirements are:
  • Cumulative 2.0 GPR
  • Good academic and conduct standing
  • Attendance at pre-departure orientations/seminars
Some programs may have additional requirements, such as:
  • Higher GPR
  • Meeting or interview with faculty
Some programs accept applications on a rolling basis, while others wait until the deadline has passed. Additionally some programs accept students based on the minimum requirements on a first come, first served basis, while others accept students on a competitive basis.
  1. Explore program options using the program search.
  2. Meet with the program’s study abroad advisor and faculty leader to g‚Äčet more information about program. Create and complete the TAMU faculty-led program application by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the program-specific webpage.
  3. Once the application is complete, it will be reviewed by the study abroad advisor and/or faculty leader, after which you will be notified of a decision. Please note that the timeline of application review varies from program to program.
  4. Once the application is approved, you will be notified and asked to confirm your participation.
  5. Complete all pre-departure application items in the TAMU study abroad application.
The Study Abroad Programs Office coordinates over 90 faculty-led programs over the course of the academic year. Click below to see the list of faculty-led program offerings by term.
Each program has its own contact in the Study Abroad Programs Office. Please consult the program-specific webpage for the specific person to contact.