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Advising Appointments




Students preparing to study abroad may work with several different campus advisors. We know it can get confusing, so the descriptions explain which advisors can help you with what and when to meet with them.

Academic Advising

Inform your Academic Advisor that you're planning to study abroad. They help students figure out when to study abroad.

Your Academic Advisor is most familiar with your unique degree plan, so meeting with them at the beginning of the planning process ensures you don't graduate late. Tell your Academic Advisor, “I want to build study abroad into my degree,” and they'll explain how and when a term abroad fits into your degree 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 when choosing the credits you want to earn abroad. If your Academic Advisor is unsure about anything related to study abroad, don't worry - we work closely with campus partners to make sure you can go 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

Inform the International Engineering Program (IEP) staff that you're planning to study abroad. They help Engineering majors select academically appropriate programs.

Students in the Whitacre College of Engineering will only meet with an International Program Manager to discuss the study abroad process. Engineering majors do not meet with a Study Abroad Advisor in the Office of International Affairs.

To schedule an advising appointment with the IEP staff, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/careers/students/iep/ 

For Business Students

Inform the Rawls Center for Global Engagement (CGE) staff that you are planning to study abroad. They help Business majors select academically appropriate programs.

Students in the Rawls College of Business must meet with the Rawls CGE staff to start the study abroad process. You will not be permitted to make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor in the Office of International Affairs until you meet with the CGE.

To schedule an advising appointment with the Rawls CGE staff, 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 which credits you want (or need) to earn for your degree. Also make sure you've completed your online TTU Study Abroad application.

Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. To meet 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
    • If you are wanting to study abroad in Spain, please select the appropriate option
    • If you are wanting to study abroad outside of Spain, please select the other option
  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:

  • Mrs. Donna K. Wright
    • Advises all students who want to learn, intern, or research anywhere in Spain
    • Advises all students who want to complete a semester program at The TTU Center in Sevilla
    • Advises non-Engineering majors who want to complete a summer program at The TTU Center in Sevilla. Engineering majors do not meet with Mrs. Donna Wright.
  • Ms. Bethany Kuwitzky
    • Advises all students who want to learn, intern, or research abroad (all locations except Spain)
  • Mr. Brian Selman
    • Advises all students who want to learn, intern, or research abroad (all locations except Spain)
  • Mrs. Catherine Andersson
    • Advises all students who want to learn, intern, or research abroad (all locations except Spain)
  • You will not meet with a Study Abroad Advisor if...
    • You are participating in a short-term faculty-led program not hosted by The TTU Center in Sevilla. Instead, please contact the professor leading your program for details.
    • You are an Engineering major participating in a short-term faculty-led program hosted at The TTU Center in Sevilla. Instead, please contact the International Engineering Programs Office for program details.

Peer Advising

If you want assistance preparing to study abroad from a fellow TTU student who's already been there and done that, don't be shy! Study abroad alumni often welcome the opportunity to share tips for applying and provide help to their peers. They have great insight on the process as well as topics like scholarships, taking out loans, selecting classes, and more!

To get connected with a returned study abroad student, email studyabroad@ttu.edu