The BBA International Programs office is dedicated to helping students effectively prepare for their study abroad experience before departure, during their time overseas, and upon their return to UT.
Prior to Departure
- One-on-one advising, including personal, academic and career goals, and financial issues.
- Acceptance Packet with a checklist of all of the things they need to do, advice from past students, contact lists of UT and international students, host school information including websites and program dates, emergency contact information, health and safety materials.
- Two pre-departure meetings:
Study Abroad Connection: your student will meet UT students who have already studied at the same host university, exchange students from the host university who are currently at UT, and the other UT students who will study at the same host university.
Pre-departure Workshop: A discussion of safety/health, culture shock, practical travel information, administrative questions, credit and grade information, and securing pre-approval for their study abroad courses.
- The host university sends students information regarding their application procedure, course selection, any possible housing assistance, and contact information.
While Students Are Abroad
- Orientation upon arrival at the host university.
- UT BBA International Programs maintains email communication to help ensure the proper and timely transfer of credit, and to keep your student abreast of what they need to do to register for the following semester’s classes (when they’re back at UT). We are here if they have any questions or concerns.
- Mid-semester check-in with all students to see if there are any issues or problems with which they need assistance.
Our support extends to students’ return to UT Austin
- Post-program evaluation.
- Re-entry Session—Discuss their experiences abroad, as well as any concerns they had regarding safety/health, the onsite orientation, course registration, the teaching/grading styles, housing, traveling, transferring credit, reverse culture shock, and advice on how to use their study abroad experience to help with their resume and job interviews. They also provide feedback on how they think we can improve what we tell future students.
- Meet individually to discuss courses, grades, and process study abroad credit.
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