Texas Tech University

Is Study Abroad Safe ?

TTU International Affairs continuously monitors security and safety-related conditions in all countries where Texas Tech has university-approved study abroad programs. International Affairs relies on multiple resources to gather information and make decisions regarding international safety and security. These resources include, but are not limited to, the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov and Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Forum on Education Abroad, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To prepare Texas Tech students for an experience abroad, Study Abroad has the following processes in place:

Additionally, for faculty taking students abroad, Study Abroad has the following processes in place:

Should the security situation change in any location, International Affairs will not hesitate to cancel a program before it has been completed. Should a study abroad program no longer be viable for any reason, our priority is student, faculty and staff health and safety as well as academic continuity. As such, TTU reserves the right to alter study abroad programs to ensure student, faculty and staff safety and to ensure the international experience can continue, even if it looks different than originally planned. Program alternations may include but are not limited to: change of program location, change of program dates, and/or shift to virtual or alternative programming. Please know that programs may be cancelled if no other option can be safely provided.

TTU cannot refund travel-related expenses. Students should refer to TTU's withdrawal and refund policy to learn more about voluntary program withdrawal.

In the event of an international crisis situation, the Study Abroad staff are responsible for contacting or accounting for all students, staff, and faculty; responding to or referring concerned callers; collaborating with on-campus partners to assess the safety of the program location for continued program presence; and communicating this assessment to university leadership, faculty, students, and other stakeholders.

Contact Information

TTU Study Abroad is located in the International Cultural Center at 601 Indiana Ave. in Lubbock, TX. Use the map to find our location.

The Texas Tech Police Department serves as a dispatcher in the event of an emergency. This line should be used only for true emergencies. All other issues may be directed to the Study Abroad staff during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

  • STUDY ABROAD OFFICE (during regular office hours): 806.742.3667