For the first time, Texas Tech University has been ranked as a leading institution for study abroad participation in the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s 2020-2021 Open Doors Report. nation.
Open Doors is a US State Department-funded program conducted by IIE. It is a comprehensive information resource for international students and academics studying in the United States, and for students from the United States studying abroad.
Whitney Longnecker, director of Texas Tech’s Study Abroad program, believes cross-collaboration efforts will lead to increased interest in the program in the years to come.
“This accreditation recognizes the many hours we have put into creating safe study abroad programs for our students and faculty,” said Longnecker. “Without the collaboration across the campus and the support of Texas Tech leadership, we would not have succeeded.”
Longnecker and Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo shared this work with the Texas Tech University Center’s International Affairs Office, Study Abroad, Administration and Finance in International Affairs, Texas Tech faculty and corresponding departmental personnel in Seville, Spain. I believe this is due to the achievement of Or university.
As a result, this is the first time that Texas Tech University has made it into the top 25 on Open Doors’ list of top study abroad participants.
Trejos-Castillo said: “This national recognition confirms our commitment to providing our students with transformative and meaningful global opportunities for professional and personal growth.”