Getting Started

We have Study Abroad Events throughout the year and provide updates on Instagram to keep you in the loop.


1. Get Inspired

Want to study abroad but aren't sure where to start? Our Study Abroad Intro video is a great way to hear about the options available to those interested in pursuing a global academic experience! For more in-depth information, attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting! Here you can learn about program types, scholarships, and other essential information! Also, you can learn about fellow Roadrunners' experiences abroad on our testimonials page. Learn about tips, programs, and opportunities from our past Virtual Study Abroad Fair sessions!

2. Meet with Us

Once you narrow down your interests, our office can help answer questions about program types, the application process, and provide you with helpful resources for your program. Schedule a virtual appointment with our office here. You can also email us at

3. Choose your Program

Visit our Program Directory to learn more about all our program offerings. You can search for programs by type, term, or region to explore all the different options available. We offer many international programs and are here to help support you and answer all your questions. We assure you that together we will be able to find the program that best fits your academic goals and objectives.

4. Meet with an Academic Advisor

One of the most important goals for your study abroad experience is to make certain that while you are abroad, you are still making normal progress towards graduation. Before applying to study abroad, make sure to meet with your academic advisor to ensure this opportunity fits well with your degree plan.  

 Receiving credit for your opportunity abroad involves completing and submitting the Credit Transfer Verification Form

 As of February 16, 2024*, we will begin using Docusign to complete the Credit Verification Form: 

  • To begin the Credit Verification Form process, please send an email to with the subject “Credit Verification Form.”  
  • Once we receive this message, our office will send you the form via Docusign and you will complete the first section.  
  • Docusign will then send the form onto the Study Abroad Office to complete sections 2-4. The form will then be sent to your advisor.  
  • You should plan to meet with your advisor to work with them on sections 5-6. Once the form is complete, both you and your advisor will sign the form in Docusign and you, your advisor, and the Study Abroad Office will all receive a copy. 

 *If you have already began the Credit Verification Form process with the original PDF form, you may continue the previous process and do not need to request a Docusign form. 

5. Submit your Application

Once you have chosen your program, consulted with the Study Abroad team, and have met with your academic advisor, it is time to submit your application! Use the link above to find your program and carry on with your application. Keep in mind, if you are taking part in an affiliated program, you will need to submit two applications, one through UTSA and another with the affiliated provider.

6. Pre-Departure Orientation

One of the most important elements of your study abroad experience is planning to be healthy and safe while you are away. Our Pre-Departure Orientation will give you the tools to have a successful and safe study abroad experience. This orientation will answer many of your questions and prepare you to be an ambassador of UTSA while you embark on your journey abroad.

7. Prepare for Travel

We understand that preparing for your trip can be daunting. To ensure the process is as stress-free as possible, we have compiled important resources on passports and visas, identity abroad, packing tips, navigating airports, dealing with medical conditions, and much more.