Texas Tech University

Is it Safe ?




The Office of International Affairs continuously monitors security/safety related conditions in all countries where we have study abroad programs. We rely on multiple resources to gather information and make safety and security decisions. Among our sources are the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov and Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Forum on Education Abroad, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In order to prepare our students for their experience abroad, we have the following processes in place:

Additionally, for faculty taking students abroad, we have these processes in place:

Should the security situation change in any location, we would not hesitate to cancel a program. Students participating on a TTU faculty-led or TTU Center in Sevilla program would NOT incur a financial obligation. However, students committed to participate in a faculty-led or TTU Center program who choose to withdraw will still incur a financial obligation. Students participating in an affiliated program will be subject to that program's policy.

In the event of a crisis situation, the Study Abroad office is responsible for accounting for all students, staff and faculty; responding to concerned callers; collaborating with on-campus partners to assess the safety of the program location for continued program presence; and communicating that assessment to faculty/students.

Contact Information

The Texas Tech University Study Abroad office is located in the International Cultural Center at 601 Indiana Ave. in Lubbock, TX. Click the map to find our location.

The Texas Tech Police Department acts as a dispatcher in the event of an emergency. This line should be used only in a true emergency. Other issues may be addressed to staff members during regular office hours, Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

  • STUDY ABROAD OFFICE (during regular office hours): 806.742.3667
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY POLICE DISPATCHER: 806.742.3931