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Study Abroad Programs

CoMC Students with Jerod Foster and Rob Peaslee in New Zealand 2017
Students of the Media, Tourism & Photography study abroad program in New Zealand, with Rob Peaslee, Ph.D. & Jerod Foster, Ph.D.

The College of Media & Communication encourages all students to take advantage of the myriad opportunities to study abroad. From here, it's possible…to see the world!

The Texas Tech University Study Abroad Office coordinates programs in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit the TTU Study Abroad website.

All currently enrolled TTU students can apply for the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS), which is funded by Texas Tech's International Education fee. 

College of Media & Communication students are encouraged to participate in one of our study abroad programs to earn academic credit and while building their professional portfolios.

Programs led by Media & Communication Faculty

Global Public Relations

This study abroad course is designed to provide real-world international communication experience. Students will work as consultants with international clients, agencies and businesses to provide strategic communication insights. This program offers courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. This program changes locations from year-to-year and has visited many exciting locations across the globe, including Germany, Costa Rica and England.

Media, Tourism and Photography

Interested in film and cinema? How about traveling the world for a living? Ever wanted to become a travel or documentary photographer? Learn about the interplay of popular media and tourism while photographing some of the most scenic countries and unique cultures in the world! Summit mountains, visit famous movie sites, learn about screen tourism, and build your professional portfolio. This program currently rotates between visiting New Zealand, and Scotland & Northern Ireland.

Strategic Communication Approaches In Advertising & Public Relations

This study abroad program offers students two courses of study (6 hours credit total) focusing on strategic storytelling and integrated communications based in London, UK. Students will engage with concepts that present how strategic storytelling can be used by professional communicators and will learn how public relations fits into the marketing mix as well as the challenges and benefits of an integrated communications approach. Students will visit London-based PR, media, design and advertising firms as well as London's cultural and historical attractions.

Partner Programs & Universities

In addition to the faculty-led study abroad programs offered by the College of Media & Communication, students have the option to study at the Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla. The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla offers students the opportunity to take catalog Texas Tech classes taught by Texas Tech faculty. The Center hosts permanent staff and faculty members who travel from Lubbock to Sevilla every semester (fall, spring and summer).

Texas Tech students may also study at partner institutions in two different ways: with a provider-partner program, or an exchange-partner program. Students interested in studying abroad at a partner institution should reach out to the TTU Study Abroad advising team for more information.