Austin College

December 5, 2020

University Information

Austin College's Center for Global Learning facilitates Semester Abroad Studies and JanTerms. If a student would like to spend a semester abroad with Austin College, the he/she should stop by our office (Wright Campus Center #204) to begin the process. It is extremely important to go through the process in the office, otherwise the College will be unable to send the student's financial aid to the program and the student will need to withdraw from Austin College during their semester or year abroad. The Center's goal is to make each student's experience abroad a meaningful and engaging experience. In order for that to happen, students are required to go through the process in place at the Center.

We look forward to working with you and please read about other student's reviews and experiences at the different programs and locations that can be found at Abroad101.

Important Dates and Deadlines

As of right now, there are no firm deadlines in place for you to complete the Abroad101 Survey. However, before we can post your transcript from your sojourn abroad, you must complete the Abroad101 Survey and interview with the director (Truett Cates).

Thank you very much for your help and cooperation with this. We look forward to hearing about your time and experiences abroad!

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Past Review Tsunami! France: Language, Community, & Social Change SIT Study Abroad: Reviews from Former Locations

"I learned to speak french in conversation and in class. I learned to relate to other people from different cultures than my own. I grew an understanding for all immigrants that move to a part of the world where they must use a new language. "

Austin College
Past Review A Spring In Geneva SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

"I learned a lot about myself, and what it was like to live in a European state that tries to keep itself aloof and separated from the rest of the continent."

Austin College
Past Review Experiencing The Irish Hospitality, Countryside And Drink IFSA: Cork - University College Cork

"Typical to the stereotype, I learned how to handle my drink. It was a good environment for me, as an international student, but the drinking culture for late teens and young adults is full of peer pressure. Home-grown in Texas, in a land-locked area, it was beautiful to see the sea as often as I did. It was also stunning to se..."

Austin College
Past Review A Year Of Studying And Working In Brussels, Belgium Vesalius College: Brussels - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I feel a lot more able and confident after my experience abroad. Tasks that were once challenging for me are now easy. "

Austin College
Past Review Provence: How To Understand The Language And The People American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Aix-en-Provence - Advanced French Study

"The number one way that you can make your experience better is to go outside of your comfort zone. "

Austin College
Past Review Viennese Bliss Central College Abroad: Study Abroad in Vienna, Austria

"I gained more self confidence and bettered my German. It was most definitely worthwhile. I loved the country and I loved the people. At the end of it my Austrian roommate was begging me not to leave. It was a life changing experience. "

Austin College
Past Review Unbelievable, Unforgettable, Breath Taking, Exciting, Inspirational IFSA/Alliance: Shanghai - Intensive Chinese Language

"definitely worthwhile, improved my chinese, made tons of new friends, traveled extensively within China, best semester of my life!"

Austin College
Past Review Best Experience Of My Life, I Would Do Anything To Go Back! Spanish Studies Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

"I learned so much about myself, the Spanish culture, and about Europe. It was definitely worth it. "

Austin College
Past Review Adventure On The French Rivera AIFS: Cannes - Campus International de Cannes

"Going abroad was a life changing experience that was without a doubt worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and am so much more confident with my abilities to be integrate into new cultures. "

Austin College
Past Review I Love Ies Tokyo IES Abroad: Tokyo - Language & Culture

"Don't judge your experience on Study Abroad based on a bad program, wait for the better program. It makes all the difference in the world."

Austin College
Past Review The Best Consecutive Four Months Of My Life. IES Abroad: Tokyo - Language & Culture

"The most worthwhile experience I have had. I learned some of the language, I gained a better understanding of the culture, I connected with local people, I gained many new friends, and I found out where I want to live for the rest of my life. "

Austin College
Past Review Just Chilean IFSA: Valparaiso - Chilean Universities Program, Valparaiso

"I learned to speak Spanish. To appreciate my culture more. I loved it. "

Austin College
Past Review New Freedoms, New Responsibilities, New Perspectives IES Abroad: Berlin - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"A different view of life. I'm from a small town in Texas. Berlin is one of the few places that just about anyone can fit in because no one is the same. I've never really experienced that before. It was worthwhile."

Austin College
Past Review A Sunny, Sandy, Sweaty, And Stellar Way To Spend A Semester In Australia! SIT Study Abroad: Australia - Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

"THe ability to really rely on myself and push myself to my limits. Stepping out of my comfort zone in the Pacific was one of the most beneficial things I could have done for myself. Living with 20 other students forced me to become even more patient and accepting of others who act and think differently than myself. My experience..."

Austin College
Past Review Lots Of Scuba Diving IFSA: Brisbane - University of Queensland

"I gained independence and the ability to navigate in foreign places."

Austin College
Past Review Pack Light, Travel Everywhere. IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

"The experiences I had through the IES field trips and my own personal travels in Japan were by far the best thing about my time in Japan. I got to see historical sites and the natural beauty of the country. Kyoto was the best. If you can go to Kyoto, go. Go right now. Also, my language skills at the end of the program were..."

Austin College
Past Review Adventure Adventure! The School for Field Studies / SFS: Turks and Caicos Islands - Marine Resource Studies

"I learned so much from this experience! This program was very academically oriented and I felt like I learned so much more with all the hands on experience! The locals were always fun to be around and being next to the ocean and all the marine wildlife was spectacular! I would do it again in a heartbeat! "

Austin College
Past Review How A Town So Small Made The World So Big Arcadia: Toledo - Fundación Ortega-Marañón

"I had never been out of the country before this experience. I'd never even been out of state without my parents. I attend college an hour and a half from home. I gained so much confidence in my ability to exist independently, separated from everyone and everything that I know. When I first got there, I could not speak to the..."

Austin College
Past Review Nanzan University Was "Meh", But Japan And Ies Abroad Were Awesome. IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

"The whole trip was worthwhile to be able to stay with such an awesome host family, and IES was super amazing and took me to many sites. Those two things really made my experience in Japan special. "

Austin College
Past Review An Eye Opening Experience That Allowed Me To Grow As An Individual. IFSA: London - University of Westminster

"I gained confidence in myself, living in a big city. It was worthwhile because I wanted to travel while abroad, and living in London allowed me to do that affordably. "

Austin College
Past Review Best Time Of My Life Spanish Studies Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

"I can speak spanish a lot better and easier, I made a lot of new friends because I went without knowing anyone. It forced me to make new friends. Also, living with a host family was great because I got to eat the cultural foods and learn about a spanish family from the inside and learn about how they carry on their day. "

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Past Review Great Location, Program Could Have Been Better IFSA: Belfast - Queen's University Belfast

"I was able to experience both sides of an extremely divided community and to, therefore, better my understanding of global issues. Additionally, I was also able to realize the value of the open-minded education I had received in America. It was definitely worthwhile. "

Austin College
Past Review Shanghai Is The Best! IFSA/Alliance: Shanghai - Intensive Chinese Language

"I talk too much, so it is impossible to fit into here. It was completely worthwhile, I made friends that I am now closer to than anyone back home, experienced completely unique cultural phenomena, etc."

Austin College
Past Review Friends And Conversations Like Never Before SIT Study Abroad: Netherlands - International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

"I had incredible cultural exposure and absolutely loved the topic and conversations I was able to have throughout. I gained a lot of confidence and a more global world view. I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything. I simply wish the staff for the program were more academic, supportive and organized. "

Austin College
Past Review Tokyo Saikou! CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences

"Language skills, a stronger sense of independence, and that trains are the best thing in the world. I believe it was very worthwhile. I got to experience many things, such as concerts and conventions, that I would not have otherwise been able to experience."

Austin College