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Affiliated Programs

Study Abroad Program Locations

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TLU Affiliated Programs

TLU has study abroad programs that come in many shapes and sizes. Each type of program offers students a unique experience on a global level. You may might find that you are more comfortable with one type than with another. Take a look at the types of programs available to help you decide which you prefer. 

TLU has partnered with several universities and organizations to provide study abroad programs in over 100 locations throughout the world, for any major at TLU. Year-long, semester, and summer study is available in addition to internship and civic engagement opportunities.

Affiliated programs are unique because each affiliated program has a resident staff at each site, tuition and program fees are similar to those of TLU (in some cases less), your fees are paid through TLU, and most TLU scholarships and all federal funding apply toward the semester affiliated programs.

Many of TLU’s affiliated programs offer summer study abroad opportunities. These programs vary in length from 3 weeks to 8-9 weeks. Some are language intensive, others focus on various course topics; some incorporate study of (and travel to) more than one country; and many provide internship opportunities.

API—Academic Programs International

API offers comprehensive study abroad and intern abroad programs, as well as opportunities to combine study abroad with internships, teach or volunteer opportunities. API operates year-round in 23 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and South Pacific. They offer a wide variety of courses in almost every major discipline. In addition, API's programs include social and cultural activities, community volunteer opportunities, as well as day trips and weekend excursions, all included within the program fee. While courses are available in English in many locations, if foreign language acquisition is the primary goal, API offers high quality language and culture programs for all levels of language learners.

CCA—Central College Abroad

Central College Study Abroad offers semester, year-long and summer options in five locations worldwide. All programs have on-site resident directors and include excursions and cultural activities. Students enroll at prestigious universities and participate in internships or service-learning for academic credit. Language immersion programs in Spain and Austria are open to all language levels and provide course flexibility for language and non-language majors. English-based programs in Wales and England provide coursework in a wide variety of disciplines. The Yucatan program provides both Spanish language and English coursework.

CGEE—Center for Global Education & Experience

Augsburg University's Center for Global Education & Experience has programs in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa. The Central America program visits two countries (Costa Rica and Guatemala, fall 2020 and beyond they will add Cuba for a third country visit) and the Southern Africa program visits both Namibia and South Africa. Programs focus on peace, justice, community engagement, migration/immigration, international development/policy, health, and women's issues. CGEE's programs are experiential, so key learning takes place via direct contact with local people, rural and urban home-stays, community visits, and excursions.

CIEE—Council on International Educational Exchange

CIEE has been sending students abroad since 1947. Today they offer more than 150 programs in 41 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Students can choose to spend a semester, year, or summer abroad studying subjects ranging from architecture, business, language study, and everything in between. Full and part-time global internships are offered for credit. $10 million is given each year in scholarships both need-based and merit. 

Harlaxton College—University of Evansville

The Harlaxton College experience, through the University of Evansville in Indiana and their British campus, hosts students from various parts of the U.S. to study in a lovely 19th century manor house on 117 acres of gardens, parks and woodlands. The campus is near Grantham, England and just two hours from London by train. Local and visiting professors teach a variety of courses, including group excursions and independent travel.

Many TLU faculty and staff have experience Harlaxton College firsthand. While students are immersed in British culture, they are still challenged academically. Harlaxton College is a perfect location for TLU students who are interested in studying outside of the U.S. and may not be comfortable with the language barrier of other programs or less experienced travelers.

In addition to rigorous academics, Harlaxton College allows students to travel to nearby historic sites that make British (and American) history come alive. This popular study abroad program has been described as one of the most impactful in the lives of those who have experienced it.

In order to make the course selection easier, TLU academic departments have already approved the Harlaxton courses and how they will transfer back. 

IES Abroad—Institute for the International Education of Students

Since 1950, IES Abroad has provided study abroad and internship programs to more than 140,000 students. A not-for-profit, IES Abroad is also comprised of Customized Programs, IES Internships, and the Study Abroad Foundation (SAF). In total, IES Abroad offers more than 400 programs worldwide in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America for college students, and serves more than 500 top-ranked universities.

Japan Exchange

TLU has an exchange relationship with  Kansai Gaidai University--a private, nonprofit university in Hirakata, Japan. Foreign students participate in the Asian Studies Program which is designed to help students gain firsthand knowledge of Japan and East Asia.  Courses taught in English include business, economics, history, religion.  Introductory courses in Japanese language and culture are offered as well.

Contact Us 

Charla Bailey
Director of International Education

Office: Tschoepe Hall 107
Phone: 830-372-8098
Email: cbailey@tlu.edu

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