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International Programs for Students

Students interested in participating in a TTUHSC International Program should visit with their school about available opportunities and any school-specific approval process including guidelines for participation and how to receive credit for the experience.

International Programs flow chart

TTUHSC has two types of international programs for students:

Faculty-led programs

A TTUHSC faculty member designs the program in consultation with his/her school, recruits students for the program, accompanies the students abroad, administers the program, and is responsible for the educational content of the program.

Institutional programs at approved sites

There are three types of approved sites:

  1. An institution with which TTUHSC has an agreement/memorandum of understanding (MOU)
  2. International organizations with which the U.S. has representation (e.g., WHO, PAHO, UN)
  3. Approved teaching hospitals, institutions, and health related organizations. This option allows students to participate in programs they select/arrange and which meet individual interests or passions. Students interested in this option should click here for more information about the approval process and read the note below regarding Restricted Regions.

Click here to view the approved international program sites and apply for an international program.

Click here to view the pre-departure requirements students must meet prior to participation in a TTUHSC sponsored international program.

Click here to learn more about the funding sources available through OGH.

Restricted Regions

It is TTUHSC’s policy that students may not travel to Restricted Regions for academic, professional, or other school-related purposes. A Restricted Region includes but is not limited to a country with a current U.S. Department of State Travel Warning and locations that have an International SOS (ISOS) security rating of high or extremely high, whether or not there is a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning. Visit the ISOS web site and use the TTUHSC membership number to identify security ratings. Visit the Department of State web site for a list of countries with travel warnings.

TTUHSC may grant exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis. Requesting an exception and submitting the required documentation for review does not guarantee travel approval. We strongly recommend that no travel arrangements be made until you have received written approval to travel to the designated Restricted Region.