Are you a first generation student wanting to study abroad?
Studying abroad is one of those college experiences that is highly endorsed. You get to experience a whole different culture, challenge yourself and make lifelong friends along the way. Being a first generation student myself, I know it can be troublesome to navigate your way through all the resources and opportunities UT has to offer. However, the Study Abroad Office has several resources for UT Students that makes the study abroad process easier to tackle
1. Info sessions
There are plenty of information sessions throughout the year. Check out the calendar to find location information and dates.
2. Peer Advising
The International Office has walk-in advising with peer advisors. These are students who have studied abroad and can help you anywhere you are in the processes.
3. Program Coordinators
Once you have met with a peer advisor and are sure of what program or region you’re interested in, you can set up an appointment with the appropriate program coordinator.
Resources for First Generation Students at UT:
• First Abroad Planning Scholarship
• Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
• Hutchison International Scholars
• Fulbright Scholarship
Along with the two special scholarships mentioned above UT gives out over one million dollars in scholarships every year to help students study abroad. once you settle on a program, use our scholarship data base to find all of the scholarships that you are able to apply for.