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/ ttustudyabroad 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 Any Questions?