International Programs Approval Process
The following information outlines the approval process for students interested in
participating in a TTUHSC international program or elective at a self-identified teaching
hospital/institution abroad or through a self-identified health related organization.
Remember: The approval process must begin at the school level. Students should discuss
their selected program with their school and contact their school for any school-specific
requirements and/or prerequisites.
- After you've discussed your selected program with your school, please complete the
application available on the OGH web site. OGH is involved in the approval process to ensure
the institution, university, or organization abroad meets the safety & security criteria
required by TTUHSC. Please be aware that the approval process requires 4-6 weeks. Please see the OGH web site for application due dates.
- OGH will provide a program approval form upon receipt of your application. You must
complete the form and return it to OGH. All items on the form must be completed in
order to begin the approval process.
- After OGH receives the completed program approval form, the form will be reviewed
and a decision regarding approval of your program will be made.
- If the program is approved by OGH, the program approval form will be forwarded to
the dean of your school and the Vice President for Academic Affairs for additional
approval. Please note: if the selected site is located in a Restricted Region, additional
approval by the International Affairs Council is required. See additional information
below about Restricted Regions.
- OGH will contact you when the approval process has been completed. Some institutions
and organizations require that their own application and approval process be completed
in addition to TTUHSC's. You should not start this process until you have been informed by OGH that your program request
has been approved.
Click here to view the pre-departure requirements that must be met prior to participation in
an international program.
Click here to learn more about the funding sources available through OGH.
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.