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Is Study Abroad Safe ?

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) continuously monitors security and safety-related conditions in all countries where Texas Tech has university-approved study abroad programs. The OIA 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:

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Should the security situation change in any location, the OIA would not hesitate to cancel a program before it has been completed. Students participating in TTU programs, such as faculty-led programs or programs at The TTU Center in Sevilla, would NOT incur a financial obligation in the event that their program is cancelled for security reasons. Students participating in TTU partner programs, such as reciprocal exchange programs or affiliated provider programs, would be subject to the program's cancellation and refund policies.

In the event that security is heightened in a program's host country but the program has not been cancelled, students who have committed to participate may choose to voluntarily withdraw; however, students who withdraw from an active program would incur a financial obligation.

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

The Texas Tech University Study Abroad office 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