Study Abroad Programs

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The Texas Gulf Coast International Education Consortium is made up of 8 partner institutions that work together to offer Study Abroad opportunities to students across the Texas Gulf Coast. These programs are academic credit distance learning classes with a short-term study-abroad component. Students can earn credit in Art, Business, Psychology, Sociology, and more.

NEW SUMMER 2018 PROGRAMS UNDERWAY! Check back often. Where in the World do you want to go?

If you are a TGCIE faculty member and you would like to submit your study-abroad proposal, please email TGCIE@lonestar.edu for an application.

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Amsterdam, Paris, London
Alvin Community College

HUMA 1302: Introduction to Humanities II
SOCI 1306: Social Problems

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May Mini-Mester 2018

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Ireland
Galveston College

ENGL 2341: Forms of Literature - Irish Literature
DRAM 1310: Introduction to Theatre

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Costa Rica
Lone Star College

PSYC 2301: General Psychology

Evironment and Culture in Costa Rica

  • Credits Earned: 3
  • Course start date: June 4, 2018
  • Semester Program Ends:  July 10, 2018
  • Course length: 5-1/2 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 9 days; Total travel time is 2 days
  • Approximate program fee: $3,200
  • Program Highlights:  Travel to the capitol, San José, Los Chiles in the Arenal region, Monteverdi, and the Central Pacific Coast
  • Notes regarding fees. Based on current fees.  Includes airfare, lodging, breakfasts and some meals, transfers and required trip activities. Does not include tuition, books/supplies/equipment, personal expenses, passport, any required visa fees or vaccinations.
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England, Austria, Netherlands
Brazosport College and College of the Mainland

BIOL 1306: Biology for Science Majors I
PSYC 2301: General Psychology

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Italy and Greece
College of the Mainland

HUMA 1301: Introduction to Humanities I
ENGL 2332: World Literature I

  • Credits Earned: 3 credit hours per class; 6 total if a student takes both classes
  • Course start date: Beginning of June
  • Semester Program Ends:  July 10, 2018
  • Semester Program Begins: Summer I
  • Semester Program Ends: Summer I (10 week session)
  • Course length: 10 weeks
  • Time abroad (included in course length): 10 days; Total travel time is 10 days
  • Approximate program fee: $3,800
  • Program Highlights:  Rome including the Roman Forum and the Vatican, Pompeii, Athens including the Parthenon, Delphi including the Temple of Apollo. Itinerary is subject to change.
  • Notes regarding fees. Includes airfare, lodging, meals, transfers and required trip activities. Does not include tuition, books/supplies/equipment, personal expenses, passport, any required visa fees or vaccinations.
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Fast Facts

  • Community colleges offer cost-effective study abroad options
  • Houston is a fast-growing city with global connections
  • Employers are looking for employees with global competency
  • Students with a variety of GPAs can participate in study abroad programs
  • Short-term study abroad options are available

Contact Information

Texas Gulf Coast International Education Consortium

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Phone: 281.290.2886