Yes. However, students are still subject to all program and submission deadlines, and must meet all mandatory event requirements. Also, before leaving, students must make sure that they have access to all equipment and materials they will need to complete their thesis.
Extensions will not be granted if students do not have access to all necessary materials for their research (i.e., lab spaces, libraries, archives, books, computer and Internet access, etc.).
Additionally, students must also make sure that their Texas A&M faculty advisor is aware of their travel plans and they must maintain regular communication while traveling.