No, TCU does not endorse study abroad programs outside of TCU-run or Partner Programs, and students cannot receive TCU residency credit for work on another study abroad program. In rare exceptions, students can petition to participate in highly prestigious programs like the London School of Economics.
Not necessarily. Even within the same city, there are often multiple programs: some for students with intermediate or advanced language skills, and some for students with beginner skills or no language background. Just check the eligibility requirements to find the program that's right for you.
The most popular term to go abroad is junior year, but every degree plan is different! Talk to your academic advisor to see when the best time to go abroad is for you.
Many places. TCU offers over 350 study abroad programs across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Credits & Classes
Yes! Plan early and talk to your academic advisor to see if a semester fits with your degree plan. If it doesn't, you can still go abroad during the summer!
Most of our programs are general not major-specific, and they offer a wide range of courses. Summer programs can be more specific since students only take 1 or 2 classes, but most summer programs are open to all majors too.
All credit on our study abroad programs counts as TCU residency credit (not transfer credit). Semester students enroll full-time (in 4 or 5 classes) and summer students take 1 or 2 classes.
Costs & Scholarships
Yes! Scholarship applications and program applications are completely separate. They also have different deadlines. Many students choose to start with the scholarship application because that deadline comes first.
During the academic year, most TCU financial aid applies to study abroad, and students can apply for additional scholarships. For summer students, TCU offers merit and need-based scholarships. Visit our Scholarship & Financial Aid page.
Study abroad is affordable. TCU students pay the same TCU tuition rate and program fees are similar to the cost of TCU housing. TCU financial aid also applies, and there are additional scholarships for study abroad students.
Eligibility, Applications & Getting Started
The application process typically starts the semester before you go abroad, but summer students should plan to apply as early as October or November.
First, students should meet with a Peer Advisor during walk-in hours (M - Th, 2 - 4 pm in Reed 214). They should also attend an Info Session (advertised on our homepage) prior to any individual appointment. Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Yes. All programs require a minimum 2.8 GPA and 2 semesters at TCU. Some programs have additional prerequisites.