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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


Communication in Barcelona

Barcelona is an enchanting city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, and a world-class dining scene. Don't miss out on the opportunity to get required college credit in this beautiful coastal city. You can take either 3 or 6 credit hours, and each course will last two weeks.  This program will combine classroom learning, company visits, various cultural activities, and excursions to give students a deeper understanding of the world.

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 Manchester, England.

International Pop Culture in Japan

This Spring 2021, we are inviting students to join us for a semester-long study of pop culture focused on one of the most vibrant and culturally influential cities: Tokyo. From food and language to animation and robotics, we will consider how communication and popular media produce, break down, and reinforce culture, how culture contributes to national and cultural identities, how we recognize similarities and differences in other cultures, and how we may think more critically about the global community through the lens of the pop cultural phenomena it produces. This course will meet once per month during the semester in preparation for an eight-day study abroad experience in Tokyo during Spring Break 2021 (March 13 to March 21, 2021). While on location, students will have morning classes on location throughout Tokyo and the surrounding communities, with evenings free for personal travel and reflection on each day's lessons.

Media, Culture, and Communication in Germany

For Summer 2021, we are inviting students for a 9.0 credit hour, 10-week study abroad experience in the heart of Germany, at the University of Erfurt. The Summer Program in Communication at Erfurt (SPICE) will invite students from Texas Tech, UT-Austin, Oklahoma, and North Dakota State to live and study in Germany, while traveling throughout central Europe. Courses in SPICE will focus on entertainment media, computer-mediated communication, communication ethics, and international communications and public relations (students select two of the four courses). The Faculty-Led Program portion of SPICE is exclusive to Texas Tech students, and will focus on comparative media cultures between Germany and the United States (students will enroll in the Faculty-Led Program and the SPICE program concurrently). While in Germany, students will have ample opportunities to travel, both as part of program-organized trips (to Berlin and Bruges, Belgium among others) as well as travel on their own. Classes meet three days each week, with time in between for students to immersive themselves in German culture and communication. German language skills are not required for this program, as all courses are taught in English.

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 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. Concepts addressed will include the role of planning consistent integrated communication messaging, executing continuous engagement, monitoring activity, and metrics analysis. Students will learn firsthand how public relations fits into the marketing mix and 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.