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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. Academic Advisors 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 Academic Advisors 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

Major-Specific Study Abroad Advising

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 http://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/iep/contact_info.php

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 For All Other Majors

Students are expected to come prepared to appointments with their Study Abroad Counselor. 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 Counselor, 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 select your appointment based on the location of your chosen study abroad program. 
  3. For location, select "TTU Study Abroad (MAIN) - Office of International Affairs"
  4. Choose a Study Abroad Counselor 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 Counselor:

    • Bethany Kuwitzky
      • Temporarily advises students who want to learn, intern, serve, or research anywhere in Asia
      • Temporarily advises for select faculty-led summer 2019 programs. Please contact your faculty leader for additional information about the appropriate Counselor within Study Abroad.
    • Lanna Sheldon
      • Advises students who want to learn, intern, serve or research anywhere in Spain including the TTU Center in Sevilla
        • Engineering students participating in the programs hosted by the TTU Center in Sevilla will not meet with Lanna Sheldon but instead the appropriate IEP Program Manager
      • Temporarily advises students who want to learn, intern, serve or research anywhere in Latin America
    • Emma Smith
      • Advises students who want to learn, intern, research or serve abroad in Europe (except Spain)
      • Temporarily advises students who want to learn, intern, research, or search abroad anywhere in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand)
    • Adrianna Sotelo
      • Temporarily advises for select faculty-led summer 2019 programs. Please contact your faculty leader for additional information about the appropriate Counselor within Study Abroad.

Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Study Abroad Peer Advisors (SAPA) is a student organization at Texas Tech University comprised of individuals who have studied abroad and hope to inspire other students by sharing stories, insights, and wisdom with other students who are interested in studying abroad. Peer Advisors help the Office of International Affairs at events such as the annual Study Abroad Fair held in the fall semester. They are resources you can seek out to receive student viewpoints on studying abroad and to ask questions about the study abroad process.


A Peer Advisor is at the Office of International Affairs every day for students to come ask questions or an appointment can be made by emailing studyabroadpeeradvisorsttu@gmail.com. For specific office hours, please see the table below. 


For more information on the organization, please visit the or message, the SAPA Instragram @studyabroadpeeradvisorsttu, the SAPA Facebook page, or email studyabroadpeeradvisorsttu@gmail.com.

2018-2019 Study Abroad Peer Advisors:

 Spring 2019 SAPA