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1 Welcome to Study Abroad at Texas Tech... From here, it’s possible...to see the world!

2  Who  What  When  Where  How... and WHY! Study Abroad at Texas Tech

3 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

4 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!

5 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

6 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

7 Study Abroad Opportunities at Texas Tech  Faculty-Led Programs  Short-term programs taught by TTU faculty, usually in the summer  TTU tuition + program fee  TTU Center in Seville, Spain  Semester language immersion programs  Courses taught by TTU faculty  TTU tuition + program fee Seville, Spain Field School in Maya Archaeology

8 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

9 Where do students live? Accommodations depend on the program:  Host family  Dorm  Apartment

10 How does academic credit work?  Credit is pre-approved  Faculty-led, TTU Centers and Exchange programs are TTU credit  Affiliate programs are transfer credit

11 Where can TTU students go abroad? Almost anywhere in the world!! South America Europe Africa Asia Australia & New Zealand Middle East Central America Caribbean

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study Abroad #10 – See the world AND earn academic credit!

18 #9 – It’s a great adventure... a chance to do (and eat!) something really different! Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study Abroad

19 #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

20 #7 – Meet exotic people, make new friends…and diversify that all important Facebook profile! Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study Abroad

21 #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. Guten Tag Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study Abroad

22 #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

23 #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

24 #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

25 #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

26 #1 – It’s a life-changing, exciting, and FUN adventure! Raider Red’s Top Ten Reasons to Study Abroad

27 Find Us Here! Office of International Affairs (806) Join us on… Search for Study Abroad at Texas Tech ttustudyabroad

28 Need More Information?  Study Abroad Fair  September 5 th 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

29 Any Questions?


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