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Office of Study Abroad

​​​​​​Claudia Baba
Associate Director
Study Abroad Office

P: 713-221-8250

Office Address:​
One Main Building
S-345, Suite A

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Office of Study Abroad

The University of Houston-Downtown offers a variety of international education opportunities throughout the world. Options range from week-long faculty-led trips to full semester immersion experiences. All of these programs provide countless opportunities to explore intercultural issues outside of the classroom and around the world. Visit the study abroad office today to find a program that's right for your major and budget!

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image of students study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico
Summer 2023

Dr. Raquel Chiquillo's students participated in an intense and thrilling language program at Oaxaca University while also taking in the sites. Here they all are in front of the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman, or just plain Santo Domingo, as the locals call it. Construction was started in 1551 but it was not finished until 1666. As part of the historic center of Oaxaca it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

image of students study abroad in Ghana, West Africa
Summer 2023

Dr. Vida Robertson (English Dept.) and Dr. Antoinette Wilson (Psychology Dept.) travelled with students to Ghana, West Africa. The co-faculty leaders collaborated on what a student has described as a transformative journey, “having gained profound insights into the historical experiences of slaves- a depth of understanding unattainable through mere reading."

image of students study abroad in Chennai, India
Fall 2023

Dr. Shahnaz Savani led a group of Social Work majors to Chennai, India where they not only conducted important research on suicide prevention, but they also visited the beautiful town of Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO world heritage site of 7th and 8th century religious monuments.

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Oaxaca, Mexico

Sefhanie Lazo is a Sociology major with a double minor in Spanish and Spanish-English Professional Interpreting. She studied and traveled the wonderous sites in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Morocco, North Africa

Computer Science major, Eddy Jose Guerra, did an exchange program at our partner school, the University of Nebrija in Madrid, Spain. He made the most out of his academic adventure by exploring neighboring countires, like his visit to Erg Chebbi in Morocco.

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Paris, France

Beatriz Zelaya was determined to study abroad before graduating in spring 2024 with a degree in Management. She managed to reach Paris, France by way of using a partner provider (AIFS) to help make her dream to see the Eiffel Tour a reality.


Summer Orientation Dates

Study Abroad Orientation for First Year and Transfer students

  • July 11th 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (First Year Students) 
  • July 25th 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Transfer Students) 
  • August 1st 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (First Year Students)

Find a Program!

The Office of Study Abroad offers a wide range of opportunities for students to go abroad. These include:

  • Faculty-Led Trips
  • Exchange Programs
  • Affiliated External Programs

Study Abroad Portal

Study Abroad Guidelines in response to COVID-19

At the UHD, our priority is always the health and safety of our students. UHD is actively monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact on our study abroad programs by working closely with local and state public health officials and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State.

When planning to study abroad, students should consult with the UHD Office of Study Abroad to understand any university guidelines on travel as well as monitor advisories from UHD, the U.S. State Department, the CDC, local health officials in their destination, as well as from their host institution or organization to make an informed decision.