Incoming/Prospective Students & Scholars
For incoming students at TTU, the point of contact is the administrator over the Sponsored Student Program at TTU.
- Ximena Fuentes, Senior Counselor, International Sponsored Student Programs
- TTU Sponsored Student Page
This office serves all of the incoming and current international sponsored students on campus, including all of the Fulbright program students.in their academic program.
International scholars and their current/prospective hosting faculty members at TTU can contact the International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS). The ISSS point of contact for faculty hosts and incoming/prospective Fulbright Scholars is:
- Richard Porter, Ed.D., International Student and Scholar Services
The first thing a prospective Fulbright scholar must do is connect with a TTU faculty member. The TTU faculty member must agree to serve as the Fulbright Scholar's host at TTU. After the TTU faculty member commits to serve as the host, Richard will help the faculty with the Fulbright paperwork but the hosting faculty is the signatory.
Faculty hosts, however, can refer to the International Faculty and Scholar Resources page created by ISSS and/or refer the Fulbright Scholar to this information to assist the scholar in their transition to life in Lubbock and work at TTU.
Please note: Fulbright scholars do not participate in these programs at TTU with immigration documents provided by ISSS. The Fulbright agency issues the J-1 immigration document (DS-2019) for these scholars and provides an orientation prior to their arrival at TTU to participate in the program under a TTU faculty host.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is working closely with the State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and IIE's Beijing Office to monitor the situation in China involving the 2019-nCoV/Coronavirus. The country is now under a Level 4 Travel Advisory, urging Americans not to travel to China due to the ongoing outbreak of the respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan.
U.S. Fulbright program participants currently in China were informed on January 28 that they may voluntarily return to the United States. The State Department hopes to make a decision about the 2020 - 2021 Fulbright cohort to China by March 1. We will keep you up to date on the status of the program so that you may advise potential applicants.
The safety and well-being of Fulbright participants in China and around the world continue to be our highest priority.