Texas Tech University

International Student Life Events and Programs

The Office of International Student Life exists to help make your experience at Texas Tech and in the Lubbock area one that is positive, enriching and transformative! We seek to do this through a variety of events and programs like those listed below, with the hope you will build forever friendships, utilize the many resources and services the campus and community offers, and experience the unique cultures of America, Texas and Raiderland. We hope you will join us and be an ACTIVE part of the International Student community, and think of us as your family while here at Texas Tech!

International Orientation August and January
  • The International Student Life unit helps international undergraduate students get off to a great start with an interactive and informative orientation. This orientation, geared strictly to international students, complements Red Raider Orientation that is mandatory for all Texas Tech University students.
  • The Graduate School conducts a separate orientation for all TTU graduate students.
Welcome Event August and January
  • Immediately following the International Student Orientation, new and returning international students are invited to a welcome event to kick off the new semester. In addition to lots of great food, students have a chance to learn about on- and off-campus resources, and make new friends.
Cultural Exchange Program all year
  • The Cultural Exchange program connects international students and community families to enhance cultural understanding.
Homecoming Flag Parade Fall
  • Additionally, students can participate in the annual Homecoming Flag Parade, representing the diverse international student population at Texas Tech University.
Culture Fest Fall
  • Culture Fest is an opportunity for the international student body on campus to share their culture with the rest of the TTU and Lubbock community. It's a great time to get a taste of the food, dance, music, art and culture represented on our campus!
thanksgiving Dinner with Community Partners Fall 
  • The quintessential American tradition of Thanksgiving Dinner is an opportunity for our community partners to share U.S. culture and tradition with international students.
Day Hikes  fall and spring
  • Once a semester, we head out to explore the Great Outdoors of West Texas and/or New Mexico!
Athletic Events Fall and Spring
  • Join the ISL community at sporting events throughout the year to learn the games and cheer on the Red Raiders. These sporting events are a quintessential part of the American college experience, so don't miss out!
Worldwide Showcase  april
  • International students share aspects of their culture with the Texas Tech community in the annual Worldwide Showcase. Student groups from around the world sing, dance, and more in this highly-anticipated event that is a prominent part of International Week at Texas Tech University.
Spring Break Trip to Santa Fe March
  • The Spring Break Trip to Junction is one example of activities organized for international students by the International Student Life unit.
Career Forum march/April
  • Co-sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and the University Career Center the Career Forum helps international students prepare for the job search process.
Graduation Reception Fall and Spring
  • Twice a year the International Student Life unit organizes a reception to celebrate the academic achievements of graduating international students.