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One of the best—and easiest—ways you can internationalize your education at The University of Tampa is by taking one of the University’s travel courses. Here’s how it works. Enroll in an on-campus course with a travel component. After the on-campus portion or during spring break, you and your classmates take off, all while earning UT academic credit. Each course’s travel component may last from seven days to four weeks and options vary slightly each year.

Where to Begin

Learn the basics of education abroad by visiting the Spartans Abroad Program Portalto read the Steps to Study Abroad, search education abroad programs and begin the UT education abroad application.
Students may also visit the Office of International Programs to discuss opportunities with an education abroad advisor. Student walk-in hours are in Plant Hall 304 and 306; dates and times may vary due to office events, so please refer to the current calendar. Students may contact Katie Pazda or Clara Ohannes to schedule an appointment outside of walk-in hours.

How to apply

The application deadline for spring semester travel courses is Nov. 15. Please note that once courses reach full enrollment they will be closed. Students must first apply online through the Spartans Abroad Program Portal. Please note that instructor permission is required for all travel courses.

Key student dates for the education abroad process can be found on the calendar.

Application Timeline

  • Mid-September: Fall Education Abroad Fair
  • November 1: Last day to apply for spring break travel courses (online application and $500 deposit due)
  • November 15: Last day to apply for spring travel courses (online application and $500 deposit due)
  • November 15: Final payment due for spring break travel courses
  • December 1: Last day for $500 deposit refund (must request in email to abroad@ut.edu)
  • Late January: Spring Education Abroad Fair
  • February 1: Final payment due for spring travel courses
  • Early April: Mandatory pre-departure sessions

UT Travel Course Offerings

Please visit the Spartans Abroad Portal to view current UT Travel Course offerings. Fall travel courses are taught during fall semester or winter intersession. The travel component for these courses takes place during winter intersession. Spring break travel courses are taught in spring semester and the travel component takes place during spring break. Spring travel courses are taught in spring semester and travel soon after the semester concludes. *All program information is subject to change.

Note: Graduating seniors may enroll in a spring travel course; however, degrees and diplomas will be delayed until the end of the semester during which the grade is submitted, usually the August degree conferral date. Please contact International Programs for more information about travel courses and graduation.