Eligibility Policy for International Programs for Students | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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To be eligible to participate in an International Program for Students, a person must be a student at the University. For the purposes of an International Program for Students, a student is defined as all persons taking courses at the University, either full-time or part-time, pursing undergraduate, graduate or professional studies, specifically excluding School of Medicine House Staff. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University or who have been notified of their acceptance may be considered students.

For the purposes of an International Program for Students, a person is considered to have a continuous relationship with the University if the person was enrolled at the University for the preceding semester and:

  • Is registered or preregistered for the following semester; or
  • If the person has not completed the person’s degree program, is eligible to continue the degree program in the following semester; or
  • If the person completed a degree program in the preceding semester and is admitted to another degree program at the University for the following semester.

In addition, persons must be in good academic and disciplinary standing as determined by the person’s school at the time the person applies for an International Program and at the time of the dates of travel. Good disciplinary standing is defined as relating to a student not currently on disciplinary probation; or, a student, whose disciplinary suspension, expulsion or conditions and/or restrictions imposed, if any, have been totally fulfilled in a timely manner.

Per OP 10.29, International Programs for Students, International Programs are part of a degree program. As such, schools will determine course credit being awarded for an International Program in accordance with OP 60.05.


TTUHSC is not liable for funds paid for travel to airlines or the host institution/organization or other fees of any kind or character related to the trip if a person is no longer eligible or can no longer participate in the international program. As such, the person is responsible for any and all financial losses that may be incurred.

Cancelation and Interruption For Any Reason Insurance

Because of the uncertain nature of international travel and to safeguard your financial investment, TTUHSC highly recommends all participants of our international programs and activities consider purchasing Cancelation and Interruption For Any Reason (C/IFAR) insurance. Additional information has been provided below. 

Texas Tech University System is pleased to announce a new initiative to improve travel opportunities for students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad. We have partnered with InsureMyTrip.com for you to be able to purchase a travel protection plan, which includes travel insurance coverages for trip cancellations and interruptions due to covered reasons with the option to add Cancel for Any Reason coverage* to help protect the financial investment of academic travel. This plan does not duplicate nor replace the current On Call travel plan for coverage related to international health/medical evacuation. 
The Academic Explorer plan is designed to offer financial protection in the event the traveler must unexpectedly cancel or interrupt their trip. There is no requirement to buy this coverage which is available at the traveler’s expense.   
Optional Cancel for Any Reason coverage is available in most states when certain conditions are met*, giving the traveler the flexibility to cancel their trip up to two days prior to departure. 
We recommend those who study or travel abroad consider enrolling in the travel protection program. This program can be accessed to secure a quote online at  InsureMyTrip.com
Please note that coverage is limited to trips having a maximum expense of $25,000. For important disclaimers please contact the Office of Global Health for an Academic Explorer brochure. 

*Conditions for Cancel for Any Reason eligibility: Plan must be purchased within 15 days of the date the insured's initial trip payment is received, all subsequent travel arrangements must be insured in full within 15 days of payment, and cancellation must be no later than 2 days prior to the scheduled departure date of the trip. Cancel for Any Reason is available at an additional cost.