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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 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 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 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:

    • 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
    • Emma Smith
      • Advises students who want to learn, intern, research or serve abroad in Europe (except Spain)
    • Markley Wilhite
      • Advises students who want to learn, intern, serve or research in Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Oceania

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