Academic Support Services
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provides a variety of academic support services that complement the academic programs and help students reach their educational goals.
Office of Academic Testing
The Office of Academic Testing provides testing services for students and the community. Some of the exams administered include the GRE subject exam, CLEP, THEA, and correspondence exams. For information on TExES examinations, see the “College of Education and Human Development ” section of the catalog. Additional information regarding Academic Testing services is available on the Academic Testing website, http://testing.tamucc.edu/.
Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA)
The Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) is committed to providing academic support services to help students reach their educational goals and to succeed in the university environment. CASA programs are designed to improve the retention and graduation rates of University students. These academic support services include tutorials, Writing Center, supplemental instruction, mentorship, developmental education, and student retention assistance. Students are encouraged to contact the Center for Academic Student Achievement, located in the Glasscock Student Success Center, at (361) 825-5933 or visit our website at http://casa.tamucc.edu for hours of operation and schedule of services.
The needs of students coming to CASA are assessed and academic support services are recommended to aid students in reaching their academic goals. The Center’s services consist of tutorials in most core subjects, The Writing Center, Supplemental Instruction, mentorship and retention programs, study skills and developmental education (TSI) support. Services are free and available to all A&M-Corpus Christi students. In order to utilize academic support services, a student must be enrolled at A&M Corpus Christi. CASA operates on a walk-in basis.
The Writing Center
The CASA Writing Center supports the writing process of all University writers, from freshmen to graduate students. The Writing Center offers face-to-face and online writing consultations as well as faculty-requested writing workshops. Though the Writing Center does accept walk-in sessions based on consultant availability, it is strongly encouraged those seeking assistance schedule an appointment by visiting: http://casa.tamucc.edu/wc.php.
Most sessions are 30 minutes in length for undergraduate writers. For additional information, please contact Kristen.Ruggles@tamucc.edu.
Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workspace (GROW )
GROW, a part of the College of Graduate Studies, provides graduate students exclusive space and resources tailored specifically to academic needs and professional development of graduate students. In addition to coffee, work space, and access to computers and printing, GROW is responsible for providing an array of workshops throughout the year, including but not limited to Dissertation and Thesis Bootcamp and 3 Minute Thesis ® competition. Students can also reserve a small group study room for group project work.
For information on GROW, see http://grow.tamucc.edu/
Faculty Excellence Center
The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) promotes professional growth and development for the faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. CFE activities, such as workshops, are open to graduate teaching assistants.
Courses for Teaching Assistants
The College of Liberal Arts/First Year Learning Communities Program offers a summer workshop to prepare graduate teaching assistants for teaching first year seminar courses. The college also offers ENGL 5392 (Practicum for Composition Instructors), which focuses specifically on preparing English Teaching Assistants.
The College of Science and Engineering offers SMTE 5004 (Seminar for Teaching Assistants), which prepares graduate teaching assistants in the sciences for classroom responsibilities.
Mary and Jeff Bell Library
For information on library resources and services, see “Mary and Jeff Bell Library ” elsewhere in this catalog.
For information on computing resources, see “Campus Facilities ” elsewhere in this catalog.
Academic Accommodations for Students With Disabilities
Disability Services arranges academic accommodations for persons with permanent disabilities. For more information, see “Disability Services“ elsewhere in this catalog.
Student Engagement and Success (SEAS)
Student Engagement and Success aims to foster a healthy academic climate and professional atmosphere that promotes and encourages student leadership, learning, and growth. Services and programs are designed to meet the needs of students with varied backgrounds and interests. Music, arts, special events, and multicultural programs contribute to a positive experience on campus and promote an understanding of a diverse and changing global community.
Student Engagement and Success is made up of various departments, including Career Services, Housing, Recreational Sports, University Center, Student Activities, Student Conduct, Disability Services, University Counseling Center, and University Health Center. The Division collaborates with all departments on campus to assist students in the attainment of their personal and academic goals.
A major strength of A&M-Corpus Christi is that students participate in a variety of out-of-class activities. Activities begin with orientation and include a variety of campus organizations and sports clubs that provide a wide range of leadership experiences. Student services are designed to help students attain their desired degrees, learn healthy lifestyles, and attain employment or admission into graduate school. For additional information, see the Student Engagement and Success website. The Office of Student Engagement and Success is located in the University Center, Suite 318, (361) 825-2612.
The Career Services staff helps students explore, select, prepare for, and actively pursue employment and careers. The following services are available:
- Career counseling, computer-assisted assessment, and vocational guidance. Students may meet with a career counselor to explore interests and values, with a view toward choosing a career.
- Job search and graduate school advisement.
- Student employment services: assistance in finding on- or off-campus employment.
- On-line job listings via Career Services website http://career-services.tamucc.edu.
- Volunteer opportunities listing.
- On-campus recruiting and Job Fairs throughout the year targeted at various majors.
- Electronic resume referral service.
- Career Resource Library.
- Career seminars, workshops and Business Etiquette Dinner.
- Izzy’s Career Closet.
- Videotaped “mock” interviews with trained counselors and professionals.
Career Services is located on the third floor of the University Center in Suite 304. For information, call (361) 825-2628 or visit the website at http://career-services.tamucc.edu/.
Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council (CSAC)
The purpose of the Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council is to provide representation for the students to the Texas A&M University System leadership and to educate and stimulate student involvement in student affairs. The board is comprised of two students from each system institution. Thus, the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council is the official student voice to the system leadership.
On-campus housing is available through two communities. Miramar, the Island Campus, offers both residence hall and apartment room styles. Momentum Village is located on the Momentum Campus and offers apartments and townhomes. Living on campus will provide many rewarding experiences to supplement your academic studies. Plus, we make it easy to use your financial aid to pay for housing. Most importantly, studies have shown that students who reside on campus are more likely to graduate on time and with higher GPAs. For more information, please visit our website at http://housing.tamucc.edu.
All students and employees ride the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) buses free of charge by showing their Sanddollar ID card. Plan a trip anywhere RTA services through Google Maps by selecting the ‘public transit’ method of transportation (train icon). For bus route information, go to www.ccrta.org or call 361.289.2600. For paratransit transportation services, please call 361.289.5881 or go to www.ccrta.org and select Paratransit from the Rider menu. If you have questions or concerns regarding this service, you may contact the RTA at the number above or call the Office of Student Engagement and Success at 361.825.2612.
Student Conduct & Community Standards Officers strive to protect the University’s educational community and to maintain social discipline through the administration of the Student Code of Conduct. Inappropriate behavior will be investigated and adjudicated in a manner consistent with the institution’s educational and community development goals. Students may view a copy of the Student Code of Conduct at http://judicialaffairs.tamucc.edu.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Established in 1994, the Student Government Association is a student-run, campus wide organization that provides students with a voice in the decision-making process of the University. SGA members are the link between students and the administration of TAMU-CC. SGA strives to improve communication, enhance leadership abilities, hone critical thinking skills, and successfully build relationships with staff, faculty and peers.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is composed of the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The SGA President, Vice President, and Senators are elected in the spring semester for a term of one year. Elections for freshman senators are held in September. The Judicial Branch is appointed by the SGA President and approved by the Student Senate. For more information, call (361) 825-5745, or visit us on the website at: http://sga.tamucc.edu.
The Recreational Sports program provides the University community with facilities, equipment, and opportunities for participation in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities. The activities range from highly competitive and structured to informal, social activities. A variety of programs are offered including intramural sports, fitness and wellness classes, informal recreation, sport clubs, aquatics, outdoor adventure and special events.
The Dr. Jack and Susie Dugan Wellness Center (DWC) includes a gymnasium, free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular exercise equipment (treadmills, elliptical trainers, steppers and bikes), multi-purpose group exercise rooms, and offices for the Recreational Sports Department and Intercollegiate Athletics Department. A 25-yard outdoor season pool is located adjacent to the DWC and multi-purpose playing fields and tennis courts are located on Momentum Campus.
Each semester Recreational Sports employs students to work as intramural supervisors and officials; lifeguards; facility assistants; and supervisors; group exercise instructors and personal trainers. Work study and non-work study positions are available. No experience is necessary. Training for all positions is conducted or facilitated by the Recreational Sports Department. The Recreational Sports Department Office is located in Room 107 of the Dugan Wellness Center. For more information, call (361) 825-2454 or go to http://recsports.tamucc.edu.
University Center and Student Activities (UCSA)
The University Center and Student Activities Department encourages, supports and commits to providing leadership, development and involvement opportunities for the campus to inspire people to be their best self. We are dedicated to enhancing the student experience by fostering community in an inclusive environment where our campus can engage, learn, and laugh with one another. Our departments provide and promote involvement in quality programs, activities, and services for diverse populations as well as providing well managed facilities which are safe, clean and enjoyable for the campus and surrounding community to use.
The University Center itself serves as the living room of the university, providing table seating, lounge space, a game room and large flat-screen TV’s for the campus community to enjoy. A number of small to large meeting and event spaces are available for use. The Department is also home to more than 100 student organizations and coordinates a number of special events and activities, leadership programs and cultural events throughout the year. UCSA is also one of the largest student employers on campus. For more information, call 825-2707, or visit our website at http://ucsa.tamucc.edu.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Campus Activities Board (CAB) is responsible for bringing a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and social events to the campus community at little or no cost to participants. Students develop leadership skills while budgeting, planning, marketing, and evaluating each event. For a listing of upcoming events call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://cab.tamucc.edu.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternities and sororities are value-driven student organizations based on brother/sisterhood, leadership, service and academic success. The Fraternity & Sorority Life community strives to enhance the college experience and compliment the mission of the university through engagement, service, scholarship, diversity and leadership. In addition the community strives to maintain a respectful and unified environment where members and their organizations can positively develop into responsible global citizens. For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://greeklife.tamucc.edu.
Student Volunteer Connection (SVC)
The Student Volunteer Connection is a student organization that aims to get TAMU-CC students actively involved and committed to community service. Their mission is to unify the campus community and the Corpus Christi community through service. SVC makes community service opportunities more accessible to students by offering a variety of volunteer programs and events such as Islander Clean, National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, and Green Week. Their Big Event is a one big day of service in which the campus community comes together to express their gratitude for the surrounding Corpus Christi Community. The Alternative Breaks program provides opportunities for students to engage in direct hands-on service and experiential learning through travel outside of the Corpus Christi community. For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://svc.tamucc.edu
University Center Programs (UCP)
The UCP is designed to provide passive and active lunch time activities and entertainment to students, faculty, staff and university guests in and throughout the University Center as a way to engage students in a variety of ways. Activities and events include UCP Radio, Patio Jam, Late Night Breakfast, Study Center and other social and fun activities. For more information contact (361) 825-2707.
University Council of Student Organizations (UCSO)
The University Council of Student Organizations (UCSO) is the governing body for student organizations and includes representatives from each student organization. UCSO meets monthly to determine policy and funding for more than 100 student groups that exist on campus. There are many types of organizations, including academic, honor societies, special interest, political, faith-based, cultural, professionals and other interest groups. A current list of recognized student organizations is available in the Student Organization Center University Center 204. Additional information is available through the USCO website. http://ucso.tamucc.edu.
UCSA Leads offers students the opportunity to improve leadership skills to become more marketable and global leaders. Centered on the belief that leadership is an imporatnat part of being the best verison of yourself, the program works on developing awareness and personal leadership that can benefit any student regardless of positions held. UCSA Leads offers a variety of programs including Leadership Hour, Islander Leadership Conference, Weekend Leadership, Workshop To-Go and Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS) Honor Society. For more information call (361) 825-2707 or visit http://ucsa.tamucc.edu/ucsaleads.
Waves of Welcome (WOW)
Waves of Welcome (WOW) is designed to help students become familiar with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and its traditions. WOW provides an opportunity for students to meet their fellow Islanders, network with faculty and staff, and connect with student leaders. By attending open houses, special programs, meetings, and other activities, students can learn more about the many resources available to help them succeed academically and get the most out of their college experience. The Waves of Welcome schedule is distributed at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Additional information is available through the WOW website. http://wow.tamucc.edu.
The Office of Engagement Initiatives is dedicated to creating unique opportunities to help Islanders to succeed through programming in areas of Prevention and Inclusion.
- Islanders Teaching, Engaging and Motivating (I-TEAM) - I-TEAM peer educators are dedicated to educating Islanders in all demensions of wellness by promoting & modeling healthy choices.
- Inclusive Islander Network - A network of students, faculty & staff who strive to create an environment of inclusion & affirmation. Inclusive Islanders do thwir best to exemplify respect & equality to those around them.
Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA)
A&M-Corpus Christi is a multicultural campus with students, faculty, and staff of various ethnic backgrounds and interests. It is also a place where individuality is encouraged and differences are respected. The Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA) is a student organization that organizes and promotes multicultural programs on campus. The group also concentrates on creating and accepting an inclusive campus environment through cultural awareness and education.
Some events include celebrating Black History Month, Disabilities Awareness Month, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allies Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, and Asian Heritage Month. For more information call (361) 825-2539 or visit http://ica.tamucc.edu.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to promoting equal opportunities for students with disabilities to access campus facilities, resources, and programs. Support services and reasonable academic adjustments are arranged for students with permanent or temporary disabilities through the Disability Services (DS) Office. The DS Office is located in Corpus Christi Hall 116.
Students with permanent or temporary disabilities who qualify for support under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 must self-identify and register with the Office of Disability Services. To qualify for services students must 1) be admitted to the University 2) present appropriate and current documentation of their disability from a qualified professional and 3) register with the Office of Disability Services each semester. Advance planning by the student with the Office of Disability Services is necessary to ensure adequate time to arrange for appropriate accommodations. It is recommended that requests for services and/or academic adjustments be made as soon as possible. Requests for services requiring extensive preparation (e.g., interpreter services, adaptive and assistive equipment, textbooks in alternate format, etc.) may need up to 30 days to process. For additional information please call (361) 825-5816 or visit the Office of Disability Services website at http://disabilityservices.tamucc.edu.
University Counseling Center (UCC)
The University Counseling Center helps students resolve problems that can interfere with meeting the demands of college life and offers a variety of services for students who want to develop skills and resources to be personally and academically successful. UCC services are funded through the Student Services fee and are available to all currently enrolled TAMUCC students at no additional charge. Counseling Center records are kept strictly confidential and are not released without the student’s written permission except under certain legal conditions.
Services include brief individual counseling, academic skills counseling, psycho-educational workshops, limited psychiatry services, alcohol and other drug treatment and education, and consultation. The Counseling Center also offers a Relaxation Room which is a quiet, peaceful space for students to develop and practice relaxation skills that can enhance their academic productivity and their sense of well-being.
Students who are interested in counseling services, can call or visit the Counseling Center during walk-in hours for a brief consultation/assessment with the Counselor on Duty (COD). The role of the COD is to assist students to connect with the most appropriate services and resources. Common concerns addressed in counseling include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance use, and identity issues. The Counseling Center is located in the Driftwood Building. Walk in hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00-4:00pm. Call (361) 825-2703 or visit the website http://counseling.tamucc.edu for more information. If a student is in crisis and needs to speak to a counselor outside of regular business hours, the after-hours crisis line, (361)825-2703, is available.
University Health Center
The University Health Center, located in Sandpiper Hall, assists students in maintaining optimal health while attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Primary emphasis is on preventive health practices, health education, and the promotion of wellness. Primary health care is provided by registered nurses, family nurse practitioners, and, for the care of acute illnesses and minor injuries, a physician. Chronic health care needs are referred to local community providers and/or the student’s primary care provider. The University Health Center provides a variety of health services such as:
- “Ask-A-Nurse-Line” at 361-825-2601
- Women’s Health Clinic - Gynecological services
- Men’s Health Clinic
- Laboratory testing
- Preventive health care and medical resource information - Referrals for community resources
- Blood pressure screening and monitoring
- Contraception, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), HIV testing, and counseling
- Physicals, vision, and hearing screening
- Substance abuse prevention, assessment, and referral
- Immunizations and tuberculin skin testing
- Educational consultations: nutrition, lifestyle, weight management, smoking cessation, and substance abuse
- Insurance and claim assistance.
Students are encouraged to submit immunization records voluntarily in order to assure the availability of a more complete medical record while a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Student Health Services strongly recommends that every student, and their family members, review our updated list of immunizations most appropriate for university students. This list of recommended vaccines was compiled by the American College Health Association (ACHA) with assistance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). See Recommended Immunizations.
- In accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB 62, effective October 1, 2013), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) requires all new students under the age of 22 to provide certified proof from a health practitioner that they have received a valid bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster within the last five years. Students must submit their proof of vaccination or booster to the TAMU-CC Office of Recruitment and Admissions at least 10 days prior to the first day of class for the intended term of enrollment. Students who fail to submit certified proof of vaccination or a valid booster within the required timeframe will be unable to register for their intended term. Please note, vaccinations older than 5 years will require a booster and all bacterial meningitis vaccinations and boosters must be administered by a health practitioner authorized by law to administer an immunization.
- For medical questions concerning the meningitis vaccination or booster, students may contact the University Health Center Nurse Line at 361.825.5735. For questions regarding document submission and approval, students should contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 361.825.2624.
- For more details, see Office of Recruitment and Admissions and Important Facts about Bacterial Meningitis.
Tuberculosis Screening Procedure
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially life-threatening disease that has the ability to spread quickly in the close confines of classrooms and student residences on a university campus. Nearly one-third of the world’s population has the disease. Students from countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis (as designated by the World Health Organization) and other students who have had extended visits to those countries are at a greater risk for carrying the disease. Of those with the disease, most have the latent form. Even so, on a college campus it is important to take precautionary measures.
TB Testing Procedure for Newly Admitted International Students
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), in consideration of the recommendations from the American College Health Association (April 2016), has developed a procedure for mandatory TB screening of newly admitted international students from countries where there is a high incidence of tuberculosis (as designated by the World Health Organization).
All international students who apply to TAMU-CC will be asked screening questions during the application process. If a student is identified as someone who is at high risk for exposure to TB, a hold will be placed on their account and they will be contacted via email by the TAMU-CC Health Center so that they may begin a TB testing process, as outline below. The student may enroll in the first semester of classes while being tested for TB but must comply with the procedure below in order to enroll in a second semester of classes.
- A newly admitted international student who is identified as in need of a PPD skin test will be required to provide proof of a skin test and reading to TAMU-CC Health Center (located in Sandpiper building) by the 8th day of class.
- Students can take the PPD test at the TAMU-CC Health Center for a cost of $10* or at the Nueces County Health Department for $15*. The test can also be taken at many pharmacies and physicians’ offices at the student’s expense.
- The PPD skin test must be taken in the United States no more than six months prior to the start of the semester but after the visit or residency in the high-incidence country.
- If the skin test is negative, the student is cleared and the TB Hold is removed from the student’s account.
- If the PPD skin test is positive, the student must have a chest X-ray and provide proof of the X-ray to the TAMU-CC Health Center by the 12th day of class.
- In Corpus Christi, X-rays can be done as a walk-in patient at Radiology Associates, 5742 Spohn Drive (begins with Route 37 on the RTA bus from campus; involves transfers), or Radiology & Imaging of South Texas, 3226 S. Alameda Street (Route 5 on the RTA bus from campus; no transfers). Students can pay in cash for the X-rays (around $30* at RA and $65* at R&I) or present their insurance cards.
- If the X-ray is negative, the student is cleared and the TB Hold is removed from the student’s account.
- If the X-ray is positive, the student must make immediate contact with the Nueces County Health Department at 361-826-7247 for further testing. The Health Department is located at 1702 Horne Road (begins with Route 5 on the RTA bus from campus; involves transfers).
Non-compliance with the above TB Testing Procedure can:
- Cause serious illness and death.
- Result in disenrollment from the university.
- Affect a student’s ability to stay in the US on an F-1 or J-1 visa.
- Require intervention by a university official.
TB Testing Recommendations for Continuing Students and Faculty
It is recommended that students and faculty who travel to countries with high incidence of tuberculosis discuss their specific travel circumstances before the trip with a health care provider who can determine the appropriate evaluation. If a month or more is spent in the country, it is recommended that a TB skin test be conducted 4-6 weeks after returning to the US.
For More Information about TB
Center for Disease Control
The World Health Organization
TAMU-CC Health Center
Appeals can be made to the associate vice president for Academic Affairs by calling 361-825-3060.
For additional information on this procedure, please contact the TAMU-CC Health Center by calling 361-825-2601.
*Prices are subject to change.
In collaboration with the Texas A&M University System, a private insurance plan is available at special rates to students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. All non-insured students are strongly encouraged to consider the benefits of enrolling in a health insurance program. Informational brochures regarding this health plan are available in the University Health Center or http://tamucc.myahpcare.com.
After a 25-year absence from athletic competition, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has reinstated Intercollegiate Athletics. Implementation of the sports programs began in the fall of 1998 and was completed in the fall of 2001. Additionally, the university became an official NCAA Division I participant in 2002. Athletic teams at A&M-Corpus Christi are known as the “Islanders,” and the official school colors are blue, green, and silver.
Islander Athletics sponsors 16 sports programs: ten women’s sports and six for men. Women’s sports include tennis, golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, beach volleyball, soccer, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Men’s sports include tennis, basketball, baseball, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field.
In 2006, A&M-Corpus Christi became a full-fledged member of the Southland Conference, an event marking a milestone in the annals of Islander Athletics. Consequently, for the first time in its athletic history, the Islanders can play for regular and post-season conference championships and automatic NCAA Tournament appearances. For more information on Islander Athletics, please call (361) 825-5541.
The Department of Athletics strives to become a mid-major breakthrough that brings national recognition to the community.
Campus Security Report
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Office of International Education
Office of International Education (OIE) provides support and services to TAMU-CC international students, scholars, faculty, departments, and schools/colleges. OIE offers a variety of services and programs, which include: (A) immigration advising and services that ensure students, scholars, and institutional compliance with federal rules and regulations and guide them through all the requirements for foreign nationals studying and working in the U.S.; (B) Assisting departments and schools/colleges in their efforts to hire international student and scholars; (C) intercultural and social activities/events that welcome and help international students and scholars transition and adjust to their new environments; (D) study abroad programs that supply the most effective and accessible means for students to develop the needed skills, experience, and knowledge for international employability, earning potential, and economic well-being. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (361)-825-3346, visit the office in UC 226, or visit the website at http://oie.tamucc.edu/.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is committed to providing access to international education opportunities for all students.
TAMU-CC is dedicated to creating an inclusive community and establishing collaborative relationships across cultures. TAMU-CC aspires to enrich and educate without exclusion and foster responsible global citizenship. The Office of International Education (OIE) through Study Abroad Programs (SAP) promotes international learning environments that embrace diversity. The mission of the Study Abroad Programs is to provide a variety of educational experiences abroad, be it through faculty-led programs, reciprocal exchange agreements, affiliation agreements, independent programs, third-party study abroad programs, or by participating in the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Study Abroad partnership programs. The TAMUS Transient Study Abroad Programs allow A&M System students to participate in system-wide study abroad programs.
Faculty-led programs are credit-bearing, international study-travel courses. Led by one or more University faculty members, these programs usually last from one to five weeks. Students travel as a group to one or more international locations, where they participate in lectures, exercises, assignments, excursions, cultural encounters, and free time. Some programs are limited to students in a particular college, while others are open to all A&M System students.
Reciprocal Exchange Agreement
A reciprocal exchange involves an agreement between two universities to exchange students. Tuition and fees are paid at the home university while studying at the host university. When a student participates in a reciprocal exchange, the student remains enrolled at the home university, allowing students to receive credit. Proficiency in the language of the host country is required; however, some programs are available in English speaking countries.
TAMUCC students participate in the academic programs in the international institutions and pay fees and tuition directly to the host international universities or colleges, where they receive grades and credits. All these credits and grades can be transferred back to TAMUCC to fulfill the students’ degree requirements.
Students have the option to apply directly to an international university, or apply to an institute or organization, or to a sponsoring U.S. University. Graduate students may conduct research abroad coordinated by a TAMU-CC faculty member.
Third-Party Study Abroad Programs
TAMUCC students can study abroad through the third-party study abroad providers. These providers work together with TAMUCC Office of International Education to take care of the whole study abroad process from the beginning of the application to transferring the credits back to the home institution. Most of the study abroad providers have the onsite staff to advise and support students. They make the cultural, social, and educational experience easier for students by providing classes designed to immerse the new culture and planned events to assist students in getting involved with local society.
Funding for Study Abroad Programs
Students who receive federal financial aid for on-campus study may use their aid for study abroad. Financial Aid counselors work with each individual student to ascertain their eligibility and give students accurate information. The University also offers the International Education Scholarship to all students meeting the general requirements. There are prestigious national grants and scholarships specifically for study abroad including Boren Awards for International Study, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Gilman International Scholarship, and Fulbright Scholarship.
How to get involved
For information and applications for faculty-led, reciprocal exchange, independent programs, study abroad scholarships, please visit the Study Abroad Programs website http://oie.tamucc.edu/sap.php. For more information, please contact:
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Office of International Education
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5780
Fax (361) 825-2223
Alumni Relations Office
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association exists to strengthen and promote the interests and welfare of A&M-Corpus Christi through the lifelong commitment and support of its alumni and friends. Through a variety of programs, events, services and communications, the Alumni Association promotes positive interaction between the University and its graduates.
The Alumni Association considers all graduates from this institution during its history as members. This includes graduates from the University of Corpus Christi, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Active membership is granted to individuals who donate to the University’s Islander Fund Campaign. Gifts to the Annual Fund enhance the current academic programs on campus.
Alumni Association members receive several benefits, including membership in Islander chapters, subscription to the Islander magazine, participation in Alumni Association affinity programs, special discounts and much more.
All members of the Alumni Association are encouraged to submit updated information about their personal and professional lives as well as address and phone number corrections. Updated information allows the Alumni Association to keep in contact with its members.
The Alumni Association assists the Student Alumni Association, a student group dedicated to building strong future alumni through a variety of special events, programming, and class gifts. In addition to special events throughout the year, the Student Alumni Association raises funds for their scholarship endowment.
For additional information about the Alumni Association or alumni matters, contact the Woo Sung Lee Alumni Welcome Center at (361) 825-5787, located at 6129 Ennis Joslin Road, or go to the Alumni Association’s Web site at www.IslanderAlumni.org.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to meeting the life-long educational needs of citizens throughout South Texas. The mission of Community Outreach is to educate and serve the community by extending A&M-Corpus Christi beyond the campus.
Community Outreach accomplishes its mission by providing a wide variety of services to a diverse group of citizens and organizations. It offers continuing education, professional development, personal enrichment, business assistance, conference and event management, and youth programs. Through the Pollution Prevention Partnership, Community Outreach delivers nationally recognized environmental education and outreach programs, including compliance assistance, health research, vehicle emissions monitoring, teacher education, and community education.
Community Outreach also supports A&M-Corpus Christi’s service mission by facilitating community engagement activities where faculty and students assist non-profits, government agencies, businesses, and other organizations.
To increase available resources, Community Outreach maintains cooperative relationships with other institutions and agencies of The Texas A&M University System, as well as a wide variety of community service organizations.
Additional information on specific Outreach programs is available through the Community Outreach website. http://outreach.tamucc.edu.