Who's Flying?

Each year, UIW faculty and their students FLY from the Cardinal Nest to interesting and faraway places. As part of their course or service mission program, students experience the host country’s culture, food, way of life, and other experiential learning activities that further enhance the UIW course or purpose of the service mission program.

Do you want to fly?

Simply identify which faculty-led programs are accepting applications and email the faculty or send our Study Abroad team an email at studyabroad@uiwtx.edu to receive more information. If you do not see a faculty-led program within your major or minor on the list, you may still be eligible to take certain courses as electives.

Just for fun, we also highlighted previous programs and mission trips!

Dr. Brian Foutch and Dr. Robert Onofre

Strasbourg, France and Heidelberg, Germany from May 10-21, 2022

Drs Foutch and OnofreDr. Brian Foutch, Associate Professor, RSOP, and Dr. Robert Onofre, Clinical Assistant Professor, will be leading 31 optometry students to Strasbourg, France, and Heidelberg, Germany, from May 10-21, 2022. Students will be completing the course, while visiting important museums and facilities related to the practice of optometry.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2022

Dr. Mark Stringham

London, UK from May 16-24, 2022

Dr Mark Stringham Dr. Mark Stringham, Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be leading 11 students to London from May 16-24, 2022. The study abroad experience will compliment the student’s course titled British Theatre THAR 4199.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Dr. Matthew Eaton

Guatemala City, Guatemala, from May 21 - 28, 2022

Dr. Matthew Eaton Photo Dr. Matthew Eaton, Assistant Professor, School of Osteopathic Medicine, will be leading a group of 10 UIW medical students on a faculty-led program to Guatemala from May 21 - 28, 2022. The mission program is teamed up with iHelp Foundation, which leads mission programs to help those in need throughout various parts of the world. This is the first international program in the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Application deadline: April 1, 2022

Dr. Ricardo González

San Cristóbal, Guanajuato, Mexico from May 30 – June 3, 2022

Under the leadership of the Ettling Center's Director, Dr. Ricardo González, a group of 8 students will be participating in a service mission trip to San Cristóbal, Guanajuato, Mexico from May 30 – June 3, 2022. The service mission trip will include leadership conversations with the former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox and his wife, Marta Fox who continues to spearhead several service initiatives to help their community.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Live Online Application

Dr. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz

Alicante, Spain. June 4 – July 2022

Dr Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz Dr. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be leading 8 students to Alicante, Spain. June 4 – July 2022. Students will be taking Spanish language courses, while immersing in the local culture.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz

Mexico City, Mexico, in June 2022

Dr Maria Felix-Ortiz Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz, Professor,College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be leading a group of 8 students from UIW San Antonio and UIW’s two campuses to Mexico City, Mexico, in June 2022. Dr. Felix-Ortiz was awarded 2020 Mexico-U.S. Innovation Fund Competition of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, funding through the Partners of the Americas Foundation, for a project entitled Alianza Bienestar Comunitario (Alliance for Community Wellness): Cross-cultural Collaborations for Community Mental Health.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Dr. Kathleen Tilton

Paraguay, from June 6-25, 2022

Dr Kathleen Tilton Dr. Kathleen Tilton, Assistant Professor in the Ila Faye School of Nursing and Health Professions, will be leading two students to Paraguay from June 6-25, 2022. The service and clinical observation faculty-led program will allow students to engage in experiential learning activities.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Who's Flown?

Drs Oyelde and MorenoDr. Segun Oyedele, Associate Professor, International Business Professor, and Dr. Jose Moreno, Associate Professor, Finance, H-E-B School of Business Administration, led a group of 19 students to Guanajuato, Mexico, from March 3-13, 2022.