Study Abroad as a Terry
The Terry Foundation encourages all students to take advantage of the myriad opportunities to study abroad. Through a very generous announcement in 2014, the foundation is now funding a study abroad semester.
At Texas Tech we know, from here, it’s possible…to see the world! The TTU Study Abroad office has approved more than 400 programs in 80 countries. For more information, please access the TTU Study Abroad website.
All interested students should attend a general information session in the International Cultural Center (ICC) any weekday Monday-Friday at 4 pm. During the session you will learn about types of programs, the application process, housing, financial aid and scholarships.
While studying abroad will be one of the more rewarding, challenging and exciting endeavors you will engage in during college, it may also seem quite daunting! The steps below should help you gather the information you need to plan and prepare for the adventure.
Requesting Terry Funding
1. Get Accepted to Your Program
2. Write Your Letter Requesting Funding
Once you are accepted in to an approved TTU program that will offer at least 3 hours of course credit towards your major, notify the foundation and Heather Medley of your intent to study abroad.
Your request to the Foundation will include:
-the total number of semester credit hours you expect to earn;
-the dates and location of your study abroad program; and
-the length of your study abroad program.
Here is a great letter by Lydia Kong you may use a a guide to get you started.
3. Get Some Money Early
Funds will always be dispersed 10 days prior to the start of the semester. If you need your funds sooner to pay a deposit, buy a plane tickets, etc. please set up an appointment by emailing Nikki.Nordell@ttu.edu for a budget increase.
4. Find Additional Funding Sources
Scholars can also apply for the Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship (SACS), which is funded by Texas Tech's International Education fee.
You will get an email from the foundation letting you know about your funding and its requirements and stipulations.
6. Confirm Your Program
Deadline to Submit Study Abroad Request
All requests for Study Abroad funding are due via the Terry Portal by the Foundation’s stated deadline. No late or incomplete requests will be considered
Deadline to request funding for spring is November 1st
The deadline to request funding for summer is the Friday BEFORE Spring Break. The funds will be sent with the other summer funds in early May.
Funds will be sent to TTU from the Foundation on the following dates:
Funds will not be released to students until 10 days before classes begin at the main campus, regardless of program dates.
If for any reason the student doesn't go on the trip, they would be required to return the funds to TTU. Learn More
- Terry Specific Information
Terry Letter Story
- Texas Tech Information
Red Raider Orientation
Letters of Recommendation
New! Transfer Scholars Tips
- Tell Your Terry Letter Story
- Current Terry Survey
- New Freshmen Survey
- Transfer Student Survey
MEET THE NEW SCHOLARS
- 2015 Terry Freshman Class
- 2013 Transfer Class
- Facebook Group
The policies below are effective 8/15/16 for Winter 2016, Spring 2017, and all future SABR requests.
**NOTE: Scholars who received SABR approval prior to 8/15/16, but do not meet one or more of the requirements below, are considered exceptions for this academic year only, and can use their SABR stipends as approved, as long as the Scholar has a status of “good standing” for the semester prior to their semester abroad.
Study Abroad funding is available only to students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and a semester grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and whose status with the Foundation is “good standing.” These conditions must be met both at the time of request and at the time of fund disbursement to receive SABR funding. A Scholar who is on probation is not considered to be in good standing for purposes of Study Abroad eligibility.
Positive Degree Impact and Timely Graduation
Scholars who meet the Academic Standing requirement must utilize their Terry Study Abroad stipend prior to their last semester of undergraduate Terry funding.
**NOTE: Traditional Scholars whose first semester was Fall 2013 and Transfer Scholars whose first semester was Fall 2014 are excepted from the Positive Degree Impact and Timely Graduation requirement for SABR requests submitted between 8/15/16 and 5/1/17. Requests submitted by these Scholars after 5/2/17 are subject to the new requirements.
Study Abroad Contract
All Scholars who receive initial approval for Study Abroad funding will acknowledge and agree to the following: