General Information

Any member of the UT Health San Antonio community, irrespective of School, department, or divisional affiliation, must adhere to institution and University of Texas System education abroad policies and procedures.

The Office of International Services (OIS) is responsible for advising students, residents and fellows, faculty members, and staff regarding travel restrictions and safety concerns associated with education abroad endeavors.

If the destination country is considered High Risk and has an active travel warning issued by the United States Department of State, all constituents must submit a detailed travel waiver request to the International Oversight Committee (IOC) via the Office of International Services.

For current UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff, and leadership, please refer to UT Travel Services for more information on submitting requisitions for international travel.

Contact us

Chris Fuglestad, MFS
Education Abroad Coordinator
Email: abroad@uthscsa.edu
Phone: 210-567-6142

Education Abroad Portal

How to Go Abroad

UT Health San Antonio places great importance on international experiences, particularly those that provide value added educational and training opportunities for its students, residents, and fellows. Education abroad programs are intended to provide students with an academically rigorous and intellectually challenging experience beyond the University, the State of Texas, and the United States.

Travel to a High Risk Area

If the destination country is considered High Risk and has an active travel warning issued by the United States Department of State, all constituents must submit a detailed travel waiver request to the International Oversight Committee (IOC) via the Office of International Services.

image of the Renaissance Statue in Dakar, Senegal

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. it leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

– Anthony Bourdain