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Stay Informed

The following policies and guidelines were established primarily for the protection and safety of TTU Study Abroad students. Accordingly, the TTU Study Abroad office expects study abroad participants to read, understand, and adhere to the policies outlined below. Contact a TTU Study Abroad staff member if you have questions regarding any of these policies.

TTU Study Abroad also encourages parents and guardians to stay informed about current events in the country and region where their student is studying. Many countries now have a variety of information online, ranging from official government statements and statistics to unofficial web-guides and online newspapers. In addition, many English-language newspapers publish in-depth articles about events in international areas.

There is a great deal of information available online through news sites as well as through digital versions of print media. Consider subscribing to a major newspaper (such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or the Chicago Sun), a news magazine (such as The Economist or U.S. News and World Report), or another source of in-depth information. Keep in mind that U.S.-centric news sources sometimes do not portray international events completely or accurately, so it can be helpful to examine a variety of sources. BBC News offers in-depth news coverage that is categorized by continent and region.