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What is Study Abroad

Study abroad encompasses a variety of international experiences: study, research, internships, volunteer, and service learning programs.

Tarleton offers study abroad opportunities for all students, both undergraduate and graduate. Options range from programs as short as a week to a whole academic year. Students have the flexibility to choose to participate as part of a group or individually.

Depending on your major, your desired destination and your comfort level for traveling, programs can be designed to fit your individual academic needs and situation.


  • Earn academic credit towards your degree. Students work closely with their academic advisor to take courses abroad that count towards your degree. 
  • Increase your professional value; various studies show that students who have studied abroad find employment more regularly and earn higher salaries than their peers who have stayed in the U.S. throughout college (Source: link)
  • Join other Texans: Tarleton State University is committed to increasing student participation in study abroad experiences. Over 250 Tarleton students participate on study abroad experiences each year. 
  • Studying abroad will broaden your intellectual and personal horizons, help you navigate in different environments, practice or perfect a language, gain desired professional skills and the ability to build a resume that expands career options. For you to assume your role in an interdependent global economy you need a broader understanding of the international landscape.