Student Statement of Responsibility
Center for Global Engagement | Rawls College of Business | Texas Tech University
The Rawls Center for Global Engagement (CGE) strives to provide the best study abroad and international internship opportunities for the students of the Rawls College of Business. As a Rawls College of Business student and future global business leader, you are held to the highest standard of conduct throughout the entire study abroad process.
Study abroad will be one of the most life changing experiences for those who choose to participate. There are many reasons why it has such a significant effect on students, but one is that the student will learn to be responsible for themselves. Preparing for a summer, semester or academic year abroad takes careful planning, determination and hard work. The ultimate responsibility lies with you to follow all necessary steps in regard to the study abroad process; this begins even before you leave the country. Below is everything you are responsible for before, during and after your program:
- Choosing a Program: The CGE and the TTU Study Abroad Office will provide many suggestions for study abroad programs, but the decision is ultimately up to you. Only you can decide which program is the best fit personally, academically and financially. Once your application has been accepted, you must also "COMMIT" to your program through your TTU Study Abroad Application.
-- Once you "COMMIT" to a program, you will not receive a refund for the deposit or any CGE fees and could be held accountable for the full cost of the program.
- Study Abroad Application(s): Rawls students have a dual (or triple) application process, wherein you apply and meet with a CGE advisor and then an advisor at TTU Study Abroad. You must be accepted by both departments before you are eligible to study abroad. After you are cleared to study abroad through the CGE and the TTU Study Abroad Office, then you may begin your program provider application (if applicable).
- Paperwork and Deadlines: You are responsible for submitting all paperwork to the CGE, TTU Study Abroad Office, and program provider (if applicable) by the deadlines. You should avoid allowing parents to take care of paperwork for you, as once you are abroad you will be responsible for all decision-making and paperwork involved with your study abroad program.
- Be proactive: The CGE encourages you to seek out information of your own. Once you have chosen a program, educate yourself about the country and culture you are going to experience as then you are more likely to have a smooth and successful study abroad program.
- Communication: Failure to attend scheduled meetings with your CGE Advisor and your TTU Study Abroad advisor may result in dismissal from your study abroad program.
-- Your TTU email address will be primarily used for communication about study abroad. It is your responsibility to thoroughly read all email communication from the CGE, TTU Study Abroad and your program provider.
- Program Changes: You will not make changes to your program, academics or study abroad plans without speaking with your CGE advisor first. Many people will offer you information and advice; it is your responsibility to check everything through the CGE for validity and accuracy.
Failure to do any of the above could result in dismissal from your study abroad program.
The Rawls Center for Global Engagement and the TTU Study Abroad Office are here to support you and facilitate the entire process; however, YOU are ultimately responsible for being sure all requirements have been met. We work extremely hard to make sure that you have all the information that you need to have a successful experience with your plans to study abroad. It is your responsibility to take what you are given and follow through with appropriate procedures, deadlines and requirements.
By signing below, you (the student) accept, acknowledge and understand the responsibilities listed above.
Rawls Center for Global Engagement
703 Flint Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
806.742.2041 | BA 119
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