Below are international programs developed by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for study, internship, research, and service-learning opportunities for students in the college. Some are open only to COALS students, others are open to all majors but have been popular opportunities for COALS students. Keep in mind that there are hundreds more opportunities offered across campus.
For a complete list of programs, consult the Education Abroad Portal.
Before you begin your program search, talk with your academic advisor to identify the best type of international opportunity for your degree.
- Study Abroad – Take courses that apply to your degree with short-term or semester long programs.
- Faculty-led – Short-term programs led by TAMU faculty members and offer TAMU courses. Most programs are open to all majors, check eligibility requirements.
- Exchanges – Semester or academic year opportunities with COALS and TAMU international partner universities. Coursework is transferred back and applied to your degree program. Exchanges are usually available for a semester or a year but COALS has a unique catalog of summer exchange programs available only to COALS students. Exchanges are often the most affordable option as you pay TAMU tuition and then cover local room and board, which is usually lower cost than what you spend in College Station.
- Field Trips – Short-term trips that enhance an on-campus course. Field trips can happen during a semester, but usually take place in the summer or during semester breaks.
- Affiliate Provider – Programs from short-term up to an academic year through partner companies that specialize in international education. You will study with students from many other U.S. colleges and universities as a cohort. Often affiliate programs have a set of courses based on a program theme, but affiliate provider programs can also look just like an exchange where an entire university catalog of courses are open to you.
- Intern – Build your resume with international work experience with global agricultural businesses and organizations.
- Virtual – Collaborative study or intern programs that actively connect students with international peers, organizations, or companies through online platforms.
- Research – Conduct research with international organizations or independently and gain hands-on experience in the world’s top labs.
- Service-Learning – Make an impact by volunteering with international organizations in various fields including community health, youth development, animal welfare, and many more.