Expectations for Study Abroad Participation
Center for Global Engagement | Rawls College of Business | Texas Tech University
The Rawls College of Business is committed to offering unique academic experiences provided by our study abroad programs. International study is primarily an academic program, but it is also a cultural experience, for which you are a representative of not only Texas Tech University and the Rawls College of Business, but also a citizen of the state of Texas and of the United States. By electing to study abroad you are also electing to follow, at a minimum, all policies and procedures outlined in the Texas Tech University Student Code of Conduct at all times while abroad. Additionally, you must abide by any other rules or procedures that are specific to the program of study that you have chosen. We expect Rawls College of Business students to be held to a higher standard of conduct and behavior than the minimum. Rawls College of Business students must uphold our reputation for high quality students and programs, by demonstrating professionalism and integrity in all facets of the study abroad program, whether it is academic, cultural, or social in nature.
The Rawls College of Business has additional specific procedures for students participating in international study programs including the following:
1. All coursework is to be completed overseas including papers, presentations, and final exams.
2. An original transcript will be required for the evaluation of course credit.
3. Students must participate and complete all aspects of the CGE workshop both before and after studying abroad in order to receive credit.
4. Students should meet with their academic advisor prior to studying abroad.
5. Students should be academically committed, have a good attitude, and be pleasant in manner to all involved in the study abroad experience.
6. Students must also have a minimum 2.75 TTU adjusted GPA, and have completed their entire lower division core.
7. For students participating in a Rawls faculty-led program, all program activities, whether they be academic or cultural in nature, are required. Participation is not optional.
Failure to follow the rules and regulations outlined in the TTU Student Code of Conduct, TTU Study Abroad, the CGE, as well as the specific rules of the international study abroad program provider/university that you have chosen will result in the following consequences:
1. You will be dismissed from the program.
2. You will not receive any credit for the courses in the program that you were dismissed from, and you will not be allowed to enroll in the Rawls College of Business for that particular semester.
3. Your offense will be referred to the Dean of the Rawls College of Business as well as to the Dean of Students, and the Office of Student Conduct. Attached to your file will be a memo from the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) office requesting that you be placed on probation or suspension, to not attend school for one semester, at a minimum.
4. You will have to write a letter of apology to everyone involved with your study abroad program including the Director of the CGE Office, the Dean of the Rawls College of Business, Dr. Jeffrey Mercer (Senior Associate Dean), the program administrator(s) of the program you were dismissed from, and TTU Study Abroad.
5. No monies will be refunded.
6. You will have to move out of university sponsored housing.
7. Any additional costs will be solely the responsibility of the student.
“I have read and understand all of the above statements and will adhere to the Texas Tech University Student Code of Conduct and all program specific rules and regulations while participating in an international study abroad program. I understand that failure to do so will result in immediate action and consequences. I understand these rules and will abide by them.”
Select a Choice:
Studying abroad is a unique experience. You will be exposed to a new culture and a new educational system while you are abroad. The following is a list of items that you may find different in your study abroad experience.
1. My courses will be taught in
in a foreign language
English, other than my language course will be taught in a foreign language
2. The teaching style in my courses abroad may not be the same.
3. The way I am evaluated in class may be different than the way I am evaluated at TTU. It is my responsibility to research the grading system in my host country.
4. I will be in a different country with its own culture that is different from America.
5. I understand that drinking alcohol can lead to bad decisions, dangerous situations, and may reflect negatively on my grades.
6. I understand that grades earned abroad
WILL factor into my TTU GPA
WILL NOT factor into my TTU GPA but will still factor into my overall GPA
7. I understand that I will not get major course credit for a class I have taken abroad if I do not pass the class.
8. I understand that if I am minoring in business, I must confirm with my CGE advisor what will count for my minor.
9. I understand that I must take the classes listed on my FSA. I also understand that if there is a problem and I will not be able to take all of the classes on my FSA that I will need to contact the CGE. I understand that if I fail to contact the CGE I may not get credit for any class not listed on my FSA.
10. I understand that if I must pay applicable tuition and/or fees before I go abroad.
Select a Choice:
“I have read and understand all of the above statements as they apply to my program.”
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