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The Office of Global Health (OGH) coordinates the execution of international agreements to support international programs for students and TTUHSC faculty exchanges. In serving as TTUHSC's contact for the agreement development process, OGH supports the faculty involved and ensures that the university acts in a strategic and consistent manner.

TTUHSC has a two-phase agreement process that includes a Letter of Intent and a Program Agreement.

Letter of Intent

A Letter of Intent (LoI) is a general umbrella document whereby TTUHSC and the international institution agree to explore future collaborations. 

The LoI does not set forth a specific program or project, but it is the requisite parent document to any specific agreement which may later be executed between the parties.

The LoI is signed at the department or school level and by the Office of Global Health. 

Program Agreement 

A Program Agreement defines specific collaborative programs, projects, and expectations. It is established on behalf of a specific TTUHSC school and requires the approval of the President of TTUHSC.

The Program Agreement outlines the details of the specific program or project, including each party's rights and responsibilities. Individual Program Agreements are executed for each separate program or project, such as observerships, student exchanges, ongoing faculty visits, joint research projects, and other collaborations.