Study Abroad

Did you know that you could study abroad as a student at one of the Alamo Colleges? Studying abroad can help further your professional, academic, and personal goals by giving you unique opportunities to develop valuable skills that can help you achieve things you never knew were in reach!

As a student participant, you will be exposed to new customs, values, tastes, sights, and, in most cases, new languages. The goal of the study abroad program is to provide our participants with the opportunity to succeed in an international academic environment. Students who participate in a study abroad program expand their world view and experience a new and interesting way of life while pursuing their degrees. 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
~ attributed to Mark Twain



The best study abroad program is the one that works with your degree plan, career goals, and schedule and can also be applied toward your major. The questions below will help you decide which program best fits your needs.


Do you want to receive academic credit toward your degree?

When would you like to travel?

Do you know which countries or universities complement your major or interests?

Has a professor or academic advisor recommended a particular program?

Are you interested in learning a foreign language or fulfilling language requirements abroad?

Do you need to find a program where your scholarships will apply?

Would you like to be in a large or small city?

Is there a region, city, or culture you want to learn more about?

Do you want to participate in the same program as friends from San Antonio or make new friends abroad?