Texas Tech University

Advising Appointments




You will work with a number of different campus 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 credits you want (or need) to earn for your degree. Also make sure you have thoroughly completed your online TTU Study Abroad application.

All advising appointment are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. To make an 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
    • 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)
  • Ms. Rachel Massey
    • Advises all students who want to want to serve abroad
    • Advises all students who are interested in the Peace Corps after graduation
  • 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 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 get connected with a returned study abroad student, email studyabroad@ttu.edu