Texas Tech University

Advising Appointments




You will work with a number of different Advisors as you prepare to study abroad. We know it can get confusing, so review the descriptions of which Advisor can help and when:

Academic Advising

It is important to inform your Academic Advisor that you are planning to study abroad because they are the person to help you figure out when to study abroad.

Your Academic Advisor is familiar with your unique degree plan; therefore, meeting with them at the beginning of the planning process will ensure you do not graduate late. Tell your Academic Advisor, “I want to build study abroad into my degree,” and they will be able to explain how and when a term abroad fits into your degree plan and keeps you on track to graduate. Additionally, your Academic Advisor can answer questions about which courses you still need to graduate, which is critical for you to select carefully the credits you earn while abroad. If your Academic Advisor is unsure about how and when a term abroad fits into your degree plan, don't worry - we work closely with our campus partners to make sure that you can study abroad and graduate on time!

To schedule an advising appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your plan to study abroad, visit strive.ttu.edu

For Engineering Students

It is important to inform the International Engineering Program staff that you are planning to study abroad because they help Engineering majors select academically appropriate programs.

Students in the Whitacre College of Engineering must meet with an International Program Manager to start the study abroad process. You will not be permitted to schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor until you have met with an Engineering International Program Manager. The International Program Managers are prepared to help you identify Engineering courses abroad that are appropriate for you.

To make an advising appointment with the International Engineering Program office, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/careers/students/iep/ 

For Business Students

It is important to inform the Rawls Center for Global Engagement staff that you are planning to study abroad because they help Business majors select academically appropriate programs.

Students in the Rawls College of Business must meet with a Rawls Center for Global Engagement (CGE) staff member to start the study abroad process. You will not be permitted to schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor until you have met with CGE. CGE staff members will help you identify Business courses abroad that are appropriate for you.

To make an advising appointment with the Rawls Center for Global Engagement, visit strive.ttu.edu

Study Abroad Advising

Students are expected to come prepared to appointments with their Study Abroad Advisor. To prepare, arrive with a clear understanding of which study abroad program options interest you and what classes you want (or need) to take for your degree. You must also complete the “Pre-Advising Worksheet” after Study Abroad 101.

To make an advising appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor, visit strive.ttu.edu and follow these instructions:

  1. Log in with your eRaider information and click on the blue box “Get Academic Advising & Support”
  2. Select “Study Abroad Advising”, then choose the type of advising you need: Learn Abroad, Serve Abroad, Research Abroad, or Intern Abroad
  3. For location, select "TTU Study Abroad (MAIN) - Office of International Affairs"
  4. Choose a Study Abroad Advisor and appointment time 
  5. In the comments box, write in the program(s) that interest you and click "Confirm"

How to choose your Study Abroad Advisor

  • If you are planning to participate in a faculty-led program, you will not meet with a Study Abroad Advisor; instead, you must contact the professor who is leading the program for program details.
  • If you are interested in studying abroad in Spain or doing a research or internship abroad program, make your appointment with Mrs. Donna K. Wright.
  • If you are interested in doing a service abroad program, make your appointment with Ms. Rachel Massey.
  • All other students are welcome to schedule their appointment on a first come, first served basis with Ms. Bethany Kuwitzky or Mr. Brian Selman.

Peer Advising

If you want assistance preparing for your first advising appointment with your Study Abroad Advisor, contact a returned study abroad student! Study abroad alumni often welcome the opportunity to share tips and help prospective study abroad students. They have great insight on the application process as well as topics like applying for scholarships, taking out loans, selecting classes, and more!

To make a peer advising appointment, email studyabroad@ttu.edu