March 16, 2020
Dear Texas Tech University Community,
With the current COVID-19 situation, we are taking a proactive approach and all appropriate precautions to ensure the health and safety of all our students, faculty, and staff. Over the last few weeks, we have brought home students who were studying abroad in Italy, and we are in the process of bringing back the remainder of the students who were studying abroad in other countries. On March 9, 2020, we announced cancellation of all university-sponsored spring break study abroad trips. As of today (March 16, 2020), we are canceling all Maymester and Summer 2020 study abroad programs. The University will refund student deposits for canceled study abroad trips through their student account. Reimbursements for prepaid expenses such as airline change fees, cancellation penalties, and lost travel-related deposits will be reimbursed through the TTU travel system. Students should cancel any remaining reservations as soon as possible in order to obtain possible refunds and/or unused airfare credits. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) will assist students in processing refunds and reimbursements - please direct all your questions to OIA's Study Abroad unit (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks for your cooperation and patience in working with us through these challenging times.
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Provost and Sr. Vice President
Box 45004 | Lubbock, TX 79409-5004 | T 806.742.3667 | F 806.742.1286 | www.iaff.ttu.edu
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