Ways to Stay Involved
Attend Welcome Back Events
These events may be hosted by TTU Study Abroad, the Whitacre College of Engineering International Program Office, or the Rawls College of Business Center for Global Engagement, and celebrate students' successful completion of their study abroad programs. There is usually free food, t-shirts, and a community of returned study abroad students who start buzzing when they are put in a room together, eager to compare notes about their unique experiences abroad.
Join the Study Abroad Peer Advisors
There is a student organization for study abroad alumni who feel passionately about their study abroad experience! The Study Abroad Peer Advisors assist our office with big events like the Study Abroad Fair, encourage other students to study abroad through campus outreach and presentations, help us to develop marketing materials that appeal to today's students, and more!
Study Abroad Photo Contest
Returned study abroad students are encouraged to submit an entry for the Study Abroad Photo Contest. Students are notified during Spring semester if their submission has been selected for the big exhibit, which usually takes place during April.
If a student has created a digital story, we certainly hope that they will share it with our office. The TTU Study Abroad staff love to see the creative ways that Red Raiders reflect on their study abroad experiences and express through media how they've been changed by their time abroad. Students should contact their Study Abroad Advisor for more information. To view examples of student digital stories, visit the University of Minnesota's Learning Abroad Center Digital Storytelling YouTube Channel.
Other Student Organizations
- International Student Council or Global Techsans, if students are interested in meeting international students and promoting cultures from different parts of the world
- Rawls Diplomats, if students are Business majors interested in promoting study abroad within the RCOBA community.
- Engineering Diplomats, if students are Engineering majors interested in talking with other WCOE students about the benefits of the international experience initiative.