Texas Tech University

Military Veterans & ROTC

As military veterans and cadets, you have demonstrated your commitment to representing the U.S. at home and overseas. As students, you are able to use veteran- and cadet-specific funding sources to study and see the world in a different way.

The Study Abroad team encourages all students to consider building study abroad into their degree plan at Texas Tech University. As a military-friendly university, TTU welcomes student veterans and ROTC students who meet TTU Study Abroad eligibility requirements to participate in our programs. We recognize the challenges and unique cultural barriers of studying abroad for student veterans and ROTC students, but it is our belief that military veterans and cadets bring unique assets to study abroad, including but not limited to the following:

  • Leadership experience (often under pressure)
  • Independence and maturity
  • Proven work ethic
  • Previous international experience

Note: ROTC cadets at TTU are encouraged by their commanding officers to study abroad as a General Military Cadet (GMC). Specifically, GMCs are encouraged to study abroad during the summer term after two semesters on campus (between First year student and sophomore years). If a GMC's academic program requires study abroad (e.g., the Whitacre College of Engineering), then a semester-long program is approved by ROTC at TTU.


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