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Dr. Gad Perry
Associate Professor
Department of Natural Resources Management
Texas Tech University
Phone: (806) 742-2842
Office: Goddard Hall 202C


Enrich your educational experience by taking advantage of at least one of the numerous opportunities available for study abroad. The Web site link below allows you to do a search for universities which, together with TTU, offer study abroad opportunities for your particular agricultural discipline.

Explore the various opportunities and complete the online application for study abroad at this Web site. In person, you may find out more about TTU Study Abroad programs through the Overseas Resources Center located on the TTU Campus in Room 110J of the International Cultural Center.

Texas Tech’s Department of Natural Resources Management has two faculty-led study abroad classes, a Fall class for graduate students, focused on research and taught in the British Virgin Islands, and one for undergraduates, held during the summer in various tropical countries including the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and, in 2014, Zimbabwe.

The program is not based in a single location, but rather involves traveling through diverse ecosystems, exploring historical sites, camping in nature reserves for part of the time, and exploring conducting hands-on projects. During the summer of 2012, Texas Tech students were joined by 10 Ethiopian undergraduates in exploring the biology, history and sustainability of their country. In 2014, the class will spend three weeks in Zimbabwe. Formerly known as Rhodesia, Zimbabwe offers exciting wildlife viewing opportunities: elephant, rhino, wildebeest, and many more are found where we will be going.

Our trip will allow us to explore the remains of several African cultures, the state of communities under today's conditions, the opportunities for sustainable development, and the impacts of all of those on wildlife populations and wildlife management strategies. Students will experience the disparity between the potential of the country and its current state, the welcoming nature of the Zimbabwean people, and the remaining wild areas of this southern African country.