Inside Higher Ed - As American political leaders walk away from embracing globalism, many U.S. universities are proceeding with long-held - and strikingly diverse - visions to expand their offerings worldwide, officials said Friday.
Texas Tech this fall is due to open its first campus outside the United States, in San José, Costa Rica. Like many universities, it already maintains a study-abroad center -- this one in Spain.
The effort is a partnership with the Promerica Group, a conglomerate of financial companies in Central and South America.
“We wanted to grow our international footprint, because that's what research universities do,” said Sukant Misra, Texas Tech's vice provost for international affairs.