Texas Tech University

Study abroad looks to remain limited this spring


November 19, 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED - Some study abroad programs are beginning to resume after being halted because of the pandemic, but their status remains fluid, and most professionals in the field don't anticipate a return to normalcy until next summer or fall at the earliest.

Texas Tech is currently planning on sending 56 students to seven different study abroad locations, and it is encouraging students to purchase a new travel insurance option, offered by a private company but vetted by the university, providing protection for trip interruption or cancellation for any reason. The bulk of students are planning to go to Texas Tech's own study abroad center in Seville, Spain, where the university has developed COVID-19 health and quarantine protocols and new protocols for excursions, facilities and host families.

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