- Students typically participate in one week of intensive on-campus instruction then typically study abroad for approximately two weeks. Instruction abroad is not in a traditional classroom setting, but instead completed through media and cultural visits each day under the direction of Texas State faculty. Students and faculty reside in hotels while abroad.
- Students typically study in a foreign country taking classes taught by Texas State faculty over a summer term (typically four-five weeks) on a university campus. Students and faculty live in student housing.