Texas Tech University

International Experience Initiative

The Opportunity

As a student, you have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad and experience the thrill of exploring another country and culture. As a future engineer, you will be part of an ever-increasing international profession where employers seek applicants who possess an awareness of global business practices, cross-cultural communication skills, language fluency, and the ability to thrive in any environment.

The Whitacre College of Engineering is committed to providing our students with quality international engineering experiences that prepare them to work in a global environment. In addition to increasing students' global perspectives, an international experience will be one of the most fun and memorable times in their lives.

International Experience

International Experience Initiative

In order to prepare our graduates for the ever-changing global landscape, all undergraduates (starting with the Fall Class of 2013) are required to have an international experience.

The international experience requirement can be fulfilled by:

International Experience Exemption

We have established an International Experience Exemption Form for students who meet certain conditions that allow them to opt out of the international experience requirement. Students must complete the attached form and send it to Allison Wright, coordinator of international programs, at iep.coe@ttu.edu. Approval of the exemption is subject to committee review.