This information is for students who plan to come to Texas Tech University on an exchangeprogram established through a formal agreement between Texas Tech and partner universities around the world. The terms of each agreement are unique, but they allow students at both institutions to study abroad while paying tuition at their home institutions. A list of active reciprocal exchange programs is available here.
Exchange students may attend Texas Tech for a semester or academic year. Incoming exchange students are selected and nominated by their home universities. All students coming to Texas Tech through an exchange agreement apply online DIRECTLY to the Texas Tech Study Abroad Office. Your International Office Exchange Coordinator can inform you about the application procedures at your university.
Once the application is received, the Study Abroad office requests departmental approval based on course availability. Upon receiving departmental approval, the Study Abroad Office issues the paperwork necessary to obtain a J-1 student visa from the U.S. Department of State. The visa documents will be sent directly to the student's home school coordinator. Students will also receive information on housing and insurance requirements and will be registered in their classes before arrival.
Students are expected to arrive one week before the start of classes for mandatory orientation. Orientation includes presentations about immigration status, safety on campus, and cultural adjustment. There is time for students to meet with departmental advisors and faculty to finalize class selection and registration.
Students who will be employed on campus are eligible to get a U.S. Social Security Card. Off-campus employment is not permitted.
Students will be paired with an Exchange Student Mentor who will help them adjust to U.S. culture and facilitate access to shopping and leisure activities. Activities for exchange students and their mentors are planned throughout the semester.
The original application forms can be obtained from the International Exchange Coordinator at your home university. The complete application can be sent by your coordinator by email to email@example.com for faster processing while your original documents are sent via post.
Please send all documents to the following address:International Exchange Coordinator Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs 601 Indiana Avenue (MS 5004) Lubbock, Texas 79409-5004
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.