Texas Tech University

First Generation

Students who study abroad often discover that experiencing the unknown can be stressful.

The Study Abroad team encourages all students to consider building study abroad into their degree plan at Texas Tech University. We welcome all first generation college students who meet TTU Study Abroad eligibility requirements to participate in our programs. Being the first in your family to attend a four-year university, you may feel you've already taken a big enough step toward success or that studying abroad is an unreachable goal; however, first generation college students have a proven track record of forging new paths and are often uniquely positioned to succeed abroad.

Studying abroad can make you more successful both during school and afterward. Studies have suggested that participating in an international learning experience makes you more likely to graduate and do so in four years. Study abroad alumni also report higher starting salaries and greater ease in finding jobs in fields related to their majors following graduation. This increase in employability may be explained by the confidence, cultural awareness, and job skills that students can gain from their study abroad experience.


To assist with what may be a challenging transition from your life in the U.S., our staff are committed to do the following:

More useful resources will be posted to this webpage soon. Until then, please feel welcome to contact us at studyabroad@ttu.edu.