Texas Tech University

Understanding Study Abroad at TTU

Studying abroad is a unique way for Texas Tech students to grow their résumé, gain international experience, and develop professional skills and global awareness. There are many academic, professional, and personal benefits of study abroad. Some notable benefits include:

  • Students who study abroad are more likely to graduate in a timelier manner than their peers who stay on campus.
  • First-year students with lower GPAs who later study abroad are more likely to graduate in 4-5 years than their peers who do not study abroad.
  • Students with low SAT scores who study abroad finish college with higher GPAs than their peers who stay on campus.
  • Students who study abroad receive higher starting salaries and are more likely to receive admission to their first or second choice graduate school.

The Study Abroad Office strives to make every study abroad experience an impactful opportunity but we cannot do this alone. Cross-campus collaboration is essential in our efforts to send over 1,400 Red Raiders abroad every year.

As a faculty member, you can provide international opportunities for your students by leading a program abroad! We call this a faculty-led study abroad program. Each year, nearly 100 Texas Tech faculty lead over 1,000 students abroad.

If you're interested in leading students abroad, we encourage you to review the information about leading faculty-led programs and contact the Assistant Director of Study Abroad Adrianna Ward.