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Who are the Global Guides? 

Global Guides are current TTU students who volunteer their time to mentor incoming international students.

All new international students will be assigned to a global guide who will help you as you adjust to life at Texas Tech and in Lubbock. Because they have already experienced the ups and downs of living and studying abroad, they are a great first hand resource to students. Global Guides act as peer mentors who volunteer Thier time to communicate with you and help you ease into life in a new country. Global Guides are available to chat with you at any time, and you are encouraged to reach out to them if you have a question about life on campus.

You will be paired up with a Global Guide before the start of semester. Assignments are random, and you may not necessarily have a global guide from your country.

If you would like to read advice from our current global guides, visit their advice page.

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Meet the new team for the Academic year 22-23!

How to Become a Global Guide

The International Global Guides program connects current Texas Tech University Students with prospective students to promote, share, and support their efforts to attend the university. Global Guides will also provide assistance with student life and retention activities through the Office of International Student Life.

What the Role Looks Like:

The following are expected from all Global Guides. 

  • Reach out to, teach, befriend and mentor an assigned group of new international students, and potentially be the reason a student chooses TTU
  • Attend International Student Orientation, supporting students as a friend, peer and mentor, and serving on an international student panel
  • Communicate with potential new students ahead of arrival, alerting them to what they need to know before they arrive, sharing your Texas Tech experience and helping them with the immediate transition process once they arrive on campus
  • Facilitate the scavenger hunt, which familiarizes new students with campus
  • Attend ISL events and functions, encouraging other new students to do so, and occasionally helping with the setup of such events
  • Help recruit new potential international students through social media channels in partnership with OIA's International Undergraduate Admissions team

Benefits of the Global Guide Program

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of TTU resources, history, & traditions.
  • Develop leadership, interpersonal communication, and social skills.
  • Build significant relationships with fellow Global Guides, new international students, and TTU OIA staff.
  • Meals during ISO and other OIA events.


If selected as a Global Guide, student(s) will receive a stipend of $200 at the end of the semester for which they have participated based on the following expectations:

  • Participation in the program for at least a full academic year is expected
  • Must attend all training sessions
  • Serve as a mentor for assigned incoming student groups
  • Serve as a knowledgeable and friendly representative of TTU and Office of International Affairs (OIA)
  • Attend monthly meetings  

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, all Global Guide candidates must:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 TTU GPA during participation with the program
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with Texas Tech University
  • Be a full time sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student by the Fall semester
  • Must have spent at least one full academic year at the Texas Tech Lubbock campus, prior to to the start of Global Guide obligations. 
  • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • One recommendation letter from TTU faculty or staff member

Returning Global Guides

If you have previously been a global guide and are returning...

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 TTU GPA during participation with the program
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with Texas Tech University
  • You are not required to have a letter of recommendation
  • Students can only serve two terms as a global guide. 
  • Positive attitude and strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

This years Global Guides 2022-2023

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 Applications for Global Guides Fall 22- Spring 23

Before completing application please Note:

April 12 - Application Form Due (reference letter can be sent to oia.intlstudentlife@ttu.edu or submitted in the form on the 12th, if preferred)

April 15th - Final day to submit reference letter. Reference Letters can be sent separately and by the recommender.

If submitting reference letter separately: In the upload section of the application form, share the name and email of who will be sending your reference. Send to oia.intlstudentlife@ttu.edu

Please send us a current reference letter and NOT one from your high school. 

Take your time: Think about your answers and complete them thoughtfully.


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