Center for Global Engagement
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Students interested in study abroad must submit an online application by the appropriate deadline. Application procedures may vary by program.
Winter Intersession & Spring Programs: October 1
Maymester, Summer, & Fall Programs: March 1
“Studying abroad raised my level of cultural awareness and opened my eyes to how businesses are run differently outside of the U.S.”
“Studying Abroad is a great time for self-reflection. You realize what's important to you, what isn't important to you, and what you want to gain in life.”