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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

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Charla Bailey
Director of International Education

Office: Tschoepe Hall 107
Phone: 830-372-8098

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Part of being a TLU student means exploring beyond the comforts of home and familiar culture.

Each student is challenged to Learn Boldly and for many, that includes studying abroad. Grasping the intricacies of experiencing and interacting with different cultures, languages, people and places prepares students to delve into their next life adventure after graduation. TLU's study abroad program is designed to enrich lessons in and outside of the classroom and produce more understanding, empathetic and worldly individuals ready to Live to Inspire.

The mission of the TLU International Education (IE) office is to enhance the value of the liberal arts education through international experiences and global education.

Their goals are to:

  • Increase student global awareness.
  • Stimulate interest in international perspectives.
  • Help students realize their potentials.
  • Prepare students for lives in our increasingly interconnected world.

Student learning outcomes are to:

1. Articulate the impact of the study abroad experience on one’s perception of the people or culture of the host country. 

2. Articulate the impact of the study abroad experience on one’s perception of self either academically, professionally, or personally. 

3. Describe the academic or personal skills acquired as a result of the study abroad experience.

The International Education (IE) office offers many study abroad programs and hosts international students from various countries. The IE staff advises and guides students through the study abroad application process, from start to finish. We can help students choose a program and country, answer questions about the application procedure, and provide a pre-departure orientation and post-return re-orientation class.

For incoming international students, the IE staff provides an orientation to life in the United States, university procedures, and information about regulations of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. We are also here as general support and counsel as international students get assimilated to life at TLU.

Study Abroad Programs

Affiliated Programs

TLU has programs with over 200 universities in 51 countries on six continents. In addition to coursework, many programs also offer service learning opportunities, internships and summer terms.

Faculty-Led Programs

A variety of periodic study abroad programs are offered through TLU. These are typically 10 day to two-week programs led by a professor in May or June. Past programs have included: Kinesiology to Norway, History & Theology to Germany, Economics to Ecuador and Biology to Belize.

Blogging Abroad

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September 23, 2016

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​Alumna Awarded Teaching Assistantship in Austria

September 15, 2016

Each year, 140 college graduates from the U.S. teach in Austria under with help of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education. Deana Hero ’15 is one of those college graduates.

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