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Center for Global Engagement

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Exclusively for Rawls College students, the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) provides academically well-matched, immersive experiences abroad. By studying abroad, students gain the advantage of an enhanced academic background with an international dimension, opening the door to exciting opportunities: both personally and professionally.

Studying abroad is much more than just visiting a new country.

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Cultural Immersion

While abroad, students will be challenged to discover their strengths, think outside of the box, plan adventures and solve new problems that arise in the windfall of international travel.

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Global Perspective

Students who have studied abroad have a greater intercultural understanding, better grasp the complexity of global issues and are better equipped to work with people from other countries.

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While abroad, students will not only meet natives to the culture in which they are studying, but also other international students.

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Career Advantages

In an increasingly globalized world, only 4% of undergraduate students study abroad. Employers view those students as self-motivated, willing to embrace challenges and able to cope with diverse problems and situations.

Explore Programs

As a business student, you can participate in faculty-led programs, affiliate programs or exchange programs.


Faculty-led experiences are taught by Rawls College faculty and allow students to take short-term courses alongside other business students. Grades for these courses are factored directly into your Texas Tech GPA.


Affiliate programs allow students to take classes at a foreign university alongside other students from the United States. Tuition is paid directly to the foreign university and students are responsible for their airfare and personal expenses such as food, shopping, passport/visa, etc. Grades for these courses will count as transfer credit but will not directly affect your Texas Tech GPA.


Exchange programs allow students to travel independently, take classes with local students at a partner university abroad, and experience life in another country. Although courses are taken abroad, students earn Texas Tech credit and pay Texas Tech tuition. Exchange programs are much more autonomous than other study abroad options. Students are responsible for their airfare and personal expenses such as food, shopping, passport/visa, etc.

Get Started

The CGE is the starting point for the study abroad process as a business student. We will help you choose a program that best fits your major, timeline, budget and goals. We partner with the Texas Tech Study Abroad Office to ensure all paperwork, deadlines and requirements are met. Business students who have completed their lower division core courses, have a 2.75+ GPA are eligible to study abroad.

During this required session, you will learn about study abroad options for business students. Bring a notepad to write down programs of interest and any questions.

RSVP for a Session

Prior to meeting with an advisor, identify your top three to five program/location options. Your advisor will help you choose the program that best matches your unique academic and personal interests.

Schedule an Appointment

Students interested in study abroad must submit an online application by the appropriate deadline. Application procedures may vary by program.

Application Deadlines

Winter Intersession & Spring Programs: October 1

Maymester, Summer, & Fall Programs: March 1

Begin an Application

Fund Your Experience

Studying abroad is an investment in your future. With proper preparation, you can plan a great study abroad experience within your budget. Explore scholarship opportunities, financial aid, veterans benefits and other resources to help fund your study abroad experience.