2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


International Studies: TCU Abroad

The mission of the Center for International Studies: TCU Abroad is to support international academic programs that foster an understanding of the global community. TCU offers a wide range of academic programs abroad, including summer courses led by TCU faculty members, semester-long education abroad programs, and educational exchanges and partnerships abroad. For more information, visit www.studyabroad.tcu.edu.

Semester and Year Long Opportunities

The TCU in London Program provides a unique opportunity for TCU students to study in one of the major capitals of the world, drawing on the immense intellectual, cultural and human resources of London. TCU partners with the University of Westminster and the University of Roehampton to provide opportunities to take courses in a wide range of disciplines. Students also have the option of choosing an internship for academic credit.

The TCU in Seville Program, in cooperation with Universidad Pablo de Olavide, offers Spanish language and area studies courses for students of all language levels. Students may take courses in literature, art, political science, economics, business and history in Spanish or English. All students live with Spanish host families for a rich cultural experience. Two prior Spanish courses at the college level (or equivalent) are required to attend this program.

The TCU in Florence Program offers students of all majors the opportunity to take classes in English at Lorenzo de Medici Institute. Students take an Italian language course in order to fully appreciate life in Florence. Students live in fully furnished apartments in the center of town and have opportunities to meet Italians through activities organized by the local staff.

The TCU in Rome Program allows students to experience an historically rich environment, while studying in an American-style university rooted in the liberal arts with a solid international focus. Students study and live in Trastevere, along the Tiber River in the heart of Rome. No prior language is required to be accepted to the program, and all students take one Italian language course while in Rome.

The TCU in Madrid Program is an extraordinary opportunity to attend a preeminent public university in Spain; while living in the center of this vibrant international city. Students attend classes at Universidad Carlos III, featuring business and engineering; as well as economics, journalism, film studies, communication, humanities, sociology and political science. No prior language is required, and students take one Spanish course while in Madrid.

Other special study abroad opportunities include TCU Exchange Programs and TCU Partner Programs. Exchanges with international universities provide students the opportunity to directly enroll for a semester or year in these universities. TCU Partner Programs are select study abroad programs offering additional semester- and year-long experiences for students in locations throughout Australia, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa.

TCU Summer Programs

TCU summer courses have featured study in various locations, including Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Scotland and Spain. These intensive courses are developed and directed by TCU faculty members from such disciplines as art history, business, film-digital media-TV, geology, history, interior design, journalism, literature, modern languages, nursing, social work, political science, psychology and Spanish. Carrying TCU credit and the possibility of financial aid, study abroad courses fulfill many of TCU's graduation requirements; while providing opportunities to work closely with some of TCU's best faculty members. TCU students may also study abroad in the summer through TCU Partner Programs.