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Office of International Affairs
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Hours of Operation: TTU’s International Cultural Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00. We follow the Texas Tech University calendar, so we will be closed for all official holidays observed by TTU.
Because of the rapidly changing, increasingly interdependent world and global marketplace, Texas Tech University strives to maximize educational opportunities for the persons it serves in order that we all might become more knowledgeable of other countries and peoples, appreciative of cultural diversity, and capable of functioning as internationally competent individuals.  The Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the International Cultural Center (ICC) provide a myriad of far-reaching services for TTU and the multiple and diverse communities served by the University.

In addition to the main office, International Affairs also consists of the following divisions: International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), International Cultural Center Operations, Study Abroad (SAB), and the International Center for Arid & Semi Arid Land Studies (ICASALS).  Also located in the International Cultural Center is the College of Education's K-12 International Education Outreach Program.  The Vice Provost for the Office of International Affairs is Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr.

International Student & Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services
The Office of International Affairs welcomes scholars and students from around the world. The Office provides orientation, counseling and services to international students and scholars in immigration, financial, personal and cross-cultural issues. It operates the University's F-1 Student and J-1 Exchange Visitor programs to facilitate study, research and teaching. It acts for the University in filing employment-based applications for H-1B, O-1 and Permanent Resident status in the United States. Other operations include Alumni relations and outreach and sponsored student advisement and coordination.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime - study abroad! Programs range from 3 weeks to an academic year – you can study with a TTU professor, at a TTU Center or at any one of hundreds of TTU-approved programs. See the world and earn academic credit towards your degree! Financial aid plus special study abroad scholarships are available.

See the world. Build your résumé. Check out the Study Abroad website and plan to attend an information session offered M - F at 4 in the International Cultural Center.  No appointment is necessary!  Email us or call (806)742-2974 for more information.

Passport Office

Passport Office
The Office of International Affairs operates a Passport Application Acceptance Office which is open to both the TTU community and the general public.  The hours of operation are: Monday through Thursday 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM (effective from 04/14/2014)  The office is closed on Fridays, and days when the University is closed. For answers to questions, you may call 742-2974, extension 258.

International Center for Arid & Semiarid Land Studies

ICASALS
The International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS) at Texas Tech University was created in 1966 to promote the University's special mission of the interdisciplinary study of arid and semi arid environment and the human relationship to these environments from an international perspective.  The purpose of ICASALS is to stimulate, coordinate and implement teaching, research, and public service activities concerning all aspects of the world's arid and semiarid regions, their people and their problems with special emphasis on water issues.

International Cultural Center Operations

ICC Operations
• Facility Rental
• Art Exhibits and Cultural Programming
• Georgia Dingus Memorial Scholarship Advisement

K-12 International Education Outreach

K-12 International Education Outreach
K-12 International Education Outreach provides educational opportunities that expose children to multicultural awareness.  It provides programs that enhance the International educational experiences available to K-12 students in public and private schools and home schooled classes throughout the South Plains.  We offer several programs that will help enrich a students learning.  The K-12 International Education Outreach also provides training and workshops for teachers across the South Plains.