Welcome to Study Abroad at Texas Tech . . .
From here, it’s possible...to see the world!
Study Abroad at Texas Tech
 Who
 What
 When
 Where
 How
. . . and WHY!
Who should study abroad? Everyone!!
 Must be at least 18 years old
 Must be a sophomore or
above by semesters, not credits
 Must have a 2.5 GPA –
business students must have
2.75
 Must be in good disciplinary
standing with TTU
What can TTU students study abroad?
Almost anything!!
 Courses available in
virtually every field of
study
 Courses may satisfy
core, major and minor
requirements
Research and
internships available,
too!
TTU language requirement
Students in the following
colleges/programs:
• Arts & Sciences
• International Business
• Mass Communications
• Some in Visual and Performing Arts
Requirement is 12 – 16 credit hours
Intensive Language Programs
Arabic
Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt
Fez, Morocco
Chinese
Beijing and Shanghai, China
French
Paris, France
Grenoble, France
Italian
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
Tuscania, Italy
Russian
Moscow, Russia
Spanish
TTU Center Seville, Spain
Other Spanish cities
San José, Costa Rica
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Valparaíso, Chile
Study Abroad Opportunities at Texas Tech
 Faculty-Led Programs
 Short-term programs taught
by TTU faculty, usually in the
summer
Field School
in Maya
Archaeology
 TTU tuition + program fee
 TTU Center in Seville, Spain
 Semester language immersion
programs
 Courses taught by TTU faculty
 TTU tuition + program fee
Seville,
Spain
Affiliated & Reciprocal Exchange Programs
 Programs in more than 80 countries with
courses in every discipline
 Fellow students not necessarily from TTU
 Reciprocal Exchanges: TTU tuition
and fees paid, no additional program fee
 Semester and year-long programs
 Affiliated Programs: costs paid
directly to provider
 Summer, semester and year-long
programs
Where do
students live?
Accommodations depend
on the program:
 Host family
 Dorm
 Apartment
How does academic
credit work?
 Credit is pre-approved
 Faculty-led, TTU Centers
and Exchange programs
are TTU credit
 Affiliate programs are
transfer credit
Where can TTU students go abroad?
Almost anywhere in the world!!
Europe
Central
America
Asia
Caribbean
South
America
Africa
Middle
East
Australia & New Zealand
Is it safe to study abroad?
 Security situation constantly
monitored using State Department
updates
 Host families thoroughly vetted
 All programs have health and
accident insurance
 Pre-departure and on-site
orientation
When can TTU students go abroad?
Almost anytime!!
 Must be at least a sophomore
 Earlier is better than later
 Academic advisors can help
plan the best time to go
 Studying abroad during last
30 hours requires approval
from Dean of College
How much does it cost?
 Depends on program & location
 Be sure to compare study
abroad costs to total Lubbock
costs (~$10,000 per semester)
 Shorter Programs = Lower
Costs
 Semester and year-long
programs can be more cost
effective
How can TTU students pay for
Study Abroad?
 Federal Financial Aid
 SACS & TTU Scholarships
 Honors College
 Program & National
Scholarships
 Financial Need Based
 Diversity Based
 Critical Strategic Language Based
So WHY is all this important??
“Twenty years from now you will be more
disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than
by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade
winds in your sails.”
Explore. Dream. Discover.
-Mark Twain
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study
Abroad
#10 – See the world
AND earn academic
credit!
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study
Abroad
#9 – It’s a great
adventure . . . a chance
to do (and eat!)
something really
different!
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to
Study Abroad
#8 – Be a Traveler not a
tourist!
Experience the traditions,
culture and society of the
host country more deeply
than most visitors.
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to
Study Abroad
#7 – Meet exotic
people, make new
friends…and diversify
that all important
Facebook profile!
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to
Study Abroad
#6 – Students can learn a
new language or practice
one they’ve been studying.
A foreign language is NOT
required to study abroad –
many programs offer
courses taught in English.
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to
Study Abroad
#5 – It’s a great résumé
builder – less than 1%
of U.S. college students
ever study abroad.
What an opportunity to
stand out from the
crowd!
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study
Abroad
#4 – It’s a great way to gain valuable life skills:
 Self-confidence
 Independence
 Adaptability
 Resourcefulness
. . . and MANY others!
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to
Study Abroad
#3 – Let the
museum, street
market or field
station be the
classroom . . . a
unique setting for
learning.
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to
Study Abroad
#2 – Students gain a new perspective and
understanding of how the world works, and how
they fit into it.
Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to
Study Abroad
#1 – It’s a life-changing,
exciting, and FUN
adventure!
Find Us Here!
Join us on…
Office of
International
Affairs
(806)
742-3667
Search for
Study Abroad
at Texas Tech
www.twitter.com/
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www.studyabroad.ttu.edu
Need More Information?
 Study Abroad Fair
 September 5th in the
Student Union Ballroom
 General Information
Sessions
 4 pm Mon – Fri in the
International Cultural
Center
 Promotion Table in Rec
Center every Wednesday
 Meet with a Peer Advisor
and Study Abroad Advisor
Study Abroad Office
International Cultural Center
601 Indiana Ave
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