Texas Tech University

Mission, Vision, & Values

Study Abroad

Mission Statement

The Study Abroad office provides opportunities for Texas Tech students to have international learning experiences that are academically challenging, professionally relevant, and personally engaging. Programs are designed to enhance the development of multicultural and global competencies enormously valuable in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Vision Statementstudents looking at architecture

Study abroad inspires and informs students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to engage effectively with local and global communities and become culturally perceptive citizens. This vision continually motivates us to identify and develop safe and affordable programs while increasing student participation and diversity of participants.


Values of Our Office

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We place students at the center of all that we do.

Academic Excellence

We design study abroad opportunities grounded in academic excellence, connecting experiences inside and outside of the classroom through which our students may engage with international faculty, staff, and peers while developing life skills.

Health & Safety

We actively prioritize the security and wellness of our students before, during, and after their study abroad experience.

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Mutual Appreciation

We build cross-cultural relationships and demonstrate respect for the global community through accountability to one another, our Texas Tech campus partners, Lubbock community partners, and our partners who live abroad.



Office of International Affairs

Mission Statement

The Office of International Affairs integrates the global vision of Texas Tech University by fostering international leadership, awareness, education, research, and outreach for the University and the greater community.

Vision Statement

The Office of International Affairs will continue to enhance the global reputation of the University by integrating international education, research, and engagement on global issues, and by facilitating intercultural understanding for students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Office of International Affairs Strategic Plan

Texas Tech University

Mission Statement

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research, and scholarship. The University is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The University is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

TTU Strategic Plan