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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

International Students’ Survival Manual

Carla Millares – Sofia Brizuela

MARJORIE ANA

2013

LUBBOCK, TEXAS

Introduction The mission of this survival manual is to guide you through the application process and physically arriving at Texas Tech University. We have made this manual in the chronological order that the process develops and available for Spanish and English readers. The manual is divided into three sections: prearrival, traveling and post-arrival so you can find your way easier. Be aware to read it very carefully and follow the steps carefully. If you have additional questions please contact the Agricultural Education and Communications Department. We hope that this manual will assist you in this new life experience.

Good Luck and Welcome!

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Introducción La misión de este manual de sobrevivencia es el de guiarte atreves del proceso de aplicación y de tu llegada a Texas Tech University. Hemos hecho este manual en el orden cronológico que el proceso se llevara acabo y este es accesible en Inglés y Español. Este manual está dividido en tres secciones: antes de la llegada, viajando, y después de la llegada, para que de esta forma se te facilite el proceso. Ten en cuenta de leerlo cuidadosamente y seguir cada uno de los pasos. Si tienes preguntas adicionales, por favor comunicarse al Departamento de Comunicación y Educación de la Agricultura. Esperamos que este manual sea de gran utilidad en esta nueva experiencia de vida.

Bienvenidos y buena suerte!

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Schedule Pre Arrival • • • • • • • • • • •

Getting to know Texas Tech Application to Texas Tech University Advisor Search Application to the Department I20 Schedule your Visa Appointment eRaider Account Purchase Airline ticket Medical Vaccines Housing Getting ready for Lubbock’s weather

Day before the trip

Post-Arrival • • • • •

Social Security Card Texas Tech ID Medical Insurance Bank Account Texas ID

1st class Day

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Recreation Transportation

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Cronograma Antes de llegar • • • • • • • • • • •

Conociendo Texas Tech Solicitud a Texas Tech Búsqueda del supervisor Solicitud al Departamento I20 Cronograma tu cita para la Visa Cuenta eRaider Compra de los tiquetes de Vuelo Vacunas Hospedaje Preparándose para el clima de Lubbock

Día antes del viaje

Posterior a la llegada • • • • •

Tarjeta de Seguro Social Identificación de Texas Tech Seguro Medico Cuenta Bancaria Identificación de Texas

Primer Día de Clases

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Recreación Transporte

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Pre Arrival 1. Knowing Texas Tech

How is Texas Tech University?

Texas tech is a University located in the city of Lubbock and it has more than 30 000 students from all over the United States and more than ninety countries on a campus that covers over 1839 acres (744 ha). The University was established by legislation in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in West Texas and is the major institution of higher education in the region. It is described by many novelists and journalists, as one of the most beautiful campuses of the nation, do don’t forget to bring a camera. It’s a very large campus, so it is important to always have a map handy. You can find a very complete map of the University on the following link: http://www.ttu.edu/map/ In this map you can see the apartments, the dorms and the important buildings as the library; you can also see the bus stops that are free for students at the University. Another way to get to know the campus is to attend a tour around it where you can visit the University, other students and hear their stories.

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http://www.ttu.edu/administration/operations/

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Antes de llegar 1. Conociendo Texas Tech ¿Cómo es Texas Tech University? Texas Tech es una Universidad localizada en la ciudad de Lubbock y tiene más de 30 000 estudiantes provenientes de todas partes de Estados Unidos y de más de noventa países. Es catalogado como muchos novelistas y periodistas, como uno de los campus más hermosos de la nación, así que no olvides traer una cámara. Es un campus muy grande, por lo que es importante que siempre tengas un mapa a la mano. Puedes encontrar un mapa muy complete de la Universidad en el siguiente enlace: http://www.ttu.edu/map/ En este mapa se pueden ver los departamentos, los dormitorios, los edificios importantes como biblioteca y además, se puede ver las paradas de los autobuses que son gratis si eres miembro de la Universidad. Otra manera de conocer el campus es asistiendo a las giras alrededor del campus en las que podrás conocer la Universidad, a otros estudiantes y escuchar sus historias.

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http://www.ttu.edu/administration/operations/

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2. Application to Texas Tech University How to apply to Texas Tech University? If you want to apply you have to follow the steps in this link carefully: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/how.php •

It includes: 1. An online application to the University and an essay 2. The payment of a fee for international students -$100 domestic and international students 3. Contact a supervisor (if you know one, it’s much easier) or select one in your prospective department. You can find advisor information on each departmental website. Try to find a professor with interests and research projects that match your own interests. * If you send an email from the beginning to the prospective advisor is very helpful in the process. 4. Take the tests that your select department requires (TOEFL, GRE). 5. Have a resume that specify your academic studies.

If you have any question you can send an e-mail to: [email protected]

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2. Solicitud a Texas Tech ¿Cómo puedo aplicar a Texas Tech University? Si deseas aplicar debes seguir los pasos de este enlace cuidadosamente: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/how.php • Que incluye: 1. Una aplicación en línea a la Universidad y un ensayo 2. El pago de una tarifa para estudiante; -$100 para nacionales he internacionales 3. Contactar a un supervisor (si conoces a alguno, es mucho más fácil) o seleccionar el departamento, para aplicar al mismo. •

Si mandas un correo electrónico desde el inicio de la aplicación a tu candidato a supervisor será de gran ayuda para tu proceso.

4. Realizar los exámenes que el departamento al que aplicas te solicita (TOEFL, GRE). 5. Tener un currículum en el que especifique los estudios académicos.

Si tienes alguna duda puedes escribir un correo a [email protected]

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3. Application to the Department Agriculture Education and Communications What is Agriculture Education and Communications and Education? Students who pursue a graduate degree in agricultural education work in a variety of contextual settings upon graduation including teacher education, extension education, agricultural communications, leadership education, distance education, and international agricultural development. How is the program designed? This graduate degree in agricultural communications is designed to prepare students for entry into or advancement in a variety of mass media, marketing, and public relations positions. This program also provides development of professional communications skills for related careers in agribusiness, government service, education, and extension. Degree Offered by Texas Tech University:    

Master of Science Master of Agriculture Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Education

More info: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/aged/grad/gen_info.php Master’s degree on campus •

How long it’s the program? The on-campus program typically takes four semesters to complete.

Minimum of hours required; 36 semester hours of graduate course work.

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Does it have a thesis involved in the process?

Non- Thesis

Thesis

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Complete 6 additional credit hours.

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Successfully complete an examination over their COMPLETE COURSE WORK.

When?

At the End of the degree

“This degree specialization also allows students to complete the requirements of teacher certification while completing their Master’s degree program”

Agricultural Education

Master’s degree off campus Master's of Agricultural Education The Master of Science in Agricultural Education is designed to prepare graduates for teaching, research, extension, leadership, and administrative positions in the public and private sectors. -

Thesis or non- thesis option (same as on campus) More info: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/aged/grad/distance/masters.php

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PHD’s degree on campus

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Education

The program of study developed by A resident degree designed to prepare the student builds on previous students for a future career as a faculty undergraduate and graduate courses member. along with their life experiences (including three years of related work - Requires a minimum of 48 experiences). semester hours of graduate coursework along with the Emphasis is placed on selecting development of a dissertation courses and experiences that lead to (total of 60 hours post-master’s a thorough and comprehensive degree). knowledge of agricultural education and/or agricultural communications, a Requirements supporting field, and methods of Demonstrate competency by research and statistics. satisfactorily completing : 1. A comprehensive written examination 2. A dissertation that demonstrates original, independent scholarship 3. A final oral examination 4. A minimum of ten outside-of-course experiences in the various human dimensions of agriculture ( including teaching, communications, extension, international, and research)

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Courses Agriculture Education (AGED) • • • • • • •

Research Methods and Analyses in Agricultural Education and Communications Program Development in Agricultural and Extension Education Foundations of Adult Education Evaluation of Programs in Vocational, Technical, and Extension Education College Teaching in Agriculture Human Dimensions of International Agricultural Development Assessing Program Effectiveness in Agriculture and Extended Education

Agriculture Leadership (AGLS) •

Advanced Methods in Agricultural Leadership

Agriculture Communication (ACOM) • • • • • •

Knowledge Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources Advanced Computer Applications in Agricultural Communications Risk and Crisis Communications in Agriculture and Natural Resources Foundations of Agricultural Communications Methods of Technological Change Utilizing Online Media in Agricultural Communications

For more information: Link: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/aged/grad/courses.php How to apply to the department? Requirements •

Each applicant must complete the Department’s application form : ( Appex.1; link: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/aged/grad/DeptGraduateApplicationForm.pdf)

• • • •

Submit a brief letter explaining your interest in the graduate degree Present a current resume Three letters of references from individuals outside the Department. Also complete the GRE exam as part of the application. ETS.org has a GRE exam link to help you find a testing time and location nearest to you (http://etsis4.ets.org/tcenter/tcenter.jsp)

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There are application Deadlines? YES, to ensure that applications are processed in a timely manner that allows the accepted applicant to begin their graduate studies in an efficient and timely manner. Starting Semester Fall Spring Summer

Wanting Assistantship March1st October1st March 1st

Admission Only August 1st December1st May1st

“The difference between the two deadlines each semester is whether you want to be considered for an assistantship position in the department. While this deadline does not guarantee an assistantship position, it will ensure that all applicants desiring a position will be known to the department and will be able to receive full consideration.” What happen if you miss the deadlines? Those who miss the published deadlines may still be admitted by the Graduate School as a temporary graduate student (GTMP status). While this will allow the applicant to take up to 9 credit hours, the applicant will not be considered part of a degree program until the application has been fully completed and successfully reviewed by the faculty for admission.

Department Decision When you have completed both parts of the application process, the Department’s faculty will review all of the submitted materials to determine your admission to the graduate program – from your personal interest, resume and letters of reference to your GPA and GRE scores before a decision is made on your admission.

Our goal in the decision making process is to make sure that our program can provide you with the type of experiences that will meet your personal and career goals.

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Minimum Scores? We do not have minimum scores or experiences required for admission, we reserve the right to limit admissions due to the number of spaces available and/or available departmental resources. Research Assistantship? Graduate assistantship positions are part-time positions within the Department that serve to support the functions and activities of the Department and provide an income while you complete your graduate degree. These 20 hour/week positions will provide a monthly salary and partial relief of tuition and fees (including a waiver of out-of-state tuition). In addition to a salary, graduate assistants are provided an office space and desktop computer to complete their assistantship duties as well as their coursework.

The Department has three types of assistantship positions. The yearly availability of these positions is dependent upon funding with the number of positions varying from year-to-year. In addition, the amount and difficulty of the tasks increase for doctoral-level assistantships. Research Assistantship

Teaching Assistantship

Administrative Assistantship

A graduate student would be employed in support of the research faculty and funded projects that may include activities in a laboratory, in a field, computer work, or such other activities as may assist research effort.

A graduate student would be employed in support of the teaching mission of the department which include a variety of classroom and laboratory activities.

A graduate student would assist with internal departmental activities and/or work related to outside-the-department service functions (such as teacher workshops) which utilizes knowledge and skills beyond undergraduate academic studies

Table 1. Types of Assistantship Positions

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Who Gets a Position? Assistantship positions are jobs; they are not scholarships and are not given on the basis of financial need. As such, we try to hire the person who will be best able to complete the tasks of the available assistantship position. To ensure that you receive full consideration for every assistantship position, it will be helpful for the faculty to know you – your knowledge, skills, experiences, and even your potential for growth. As such, we ask that students who wish to be considered for an assistantship position also submit a portfolio as part of their application. If you were not an undergraduate student in the Department, you are strongly encouraged to visit the department as part of your application process. This will provide you the opportunity to not only meet the faculty and confirm your decision to apply but will allow the faculty the opportunity to get to know you beyond your application materials. The decision to offer an assistantship position to an admitted graduate student is made by the faculty member who possesses the position (e.g. as a result of a research grant). The actual offer of an assistantship position cannot be made prior to the student’s admission to the graduate program as per Graduate School procedures. As such, beginning your application as soon as possible is important when desiring an assistantship position. For additional information, contact Dr. David Doerfert, Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Education & Communications, Texas Tech University, Box 42131, Lubbock, TX 79409-2131, (806) 742-2816.

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Department of Animal and Food Science This department supervises the following degree programs and certificate: • • • • • • •

Bachelor of science in animal science Bachelor of Science in food science Master of science in animal science Master of science in food science Doctor of philosophy in animal science Graduate certificate in Equine-Assisted Mental Health Undergraduate Equine Science Certificate

Graduate Study The department offers programs of graduate study leading to the following degrees: • • • •

Ph.D. in Animal Science Ph.D. in Animal Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology M.S. in Animal Science (thesis and non-thesis) M.S. in Food Science (thesis and non-thesis)

Each plan of study is designed by the graduate student and his/her graduate committee to accomplish the specific career aspirations of the student. Within the Department of Animal and Food Sciences alone, graduate students may select from over 30 different graduate courses. A program of study and research project is developed with appropriate selection of courses from numerous academic departments on campus for Ph.D. and M.S. students. All students are expected to publish their work in appropriate professional journals.

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Animal Science-Science option: http://tinyurl.com/aopgje7 Animal Science- Business option: http://tinyurl.com/an25rwg Animal Science-Production Option: http://tinyurl.com/aqv7prd Animal Science-Meat Science Option: http://tinyurl.com/ak533r7 Students majoring in animal

Animal Science-Meat Science Business Option: http://tinyurl.com/bd5l4xl

science for the degree may choose from five emphases: animal business, production, science, meat science and meat science business. Animal Science Program

Equine Science Certificate Program

Undergraduate Program

Food Science provides the basic

To provide hands-on training and

coursework for a comprehensive

in-depth equine classes to enhance a student’s opportunity for a competitive career.

Food Science Program

Preveterinary Medicine Option

background in the processing and preservation of foods.

Texas Tech does not offer a degree in pre-veterinary medicine, students may still prepare for veterinary school by completing the minimum admission requirement of 61 credit. Pre-Veterinary Medicine Curriculum: http://tinyurl.com/b6f2ne4

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Master’s Programs The non-thesis, 36-hour Master of Agriculture or Master of Science degrees are offered with concentrations in: •

Agricultural product processing (meats or feeds)



Feedlot management



Formula feed production



Livestock production



Ranch management.

An internship is required for these degrees. Master of Science degree students may pursue studies in animal breeding (physiology or genetics), animal nutrition (ruminant or monogastric), animal science, food science, or meat science. This degree requires a thesis in addition to at least 24 semester hours of coursework and 6 thesis hours. Doctoral Program The doctoral program in animal science requires 60 hours of graduate coursework and 12 dissertation hours, totaling 72 hours. Students may transfer in 30 hours of coursework from a M.S. degree excluding thesis and seminar hours. Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Animal Science may specialize in one of several areas of interest such as: •

Animal genetics



Animal nutrition



Reproductive or environmental physiology



Exercise physiology



Meat science.

No foreign language requirement exists, but such a requirement may be instituted at the discretion of the student’s advisory committee. Contact Us: 103Animal and Food Sciences Building Box 42141, Lubbock, TX 79409-2141 Tel: (806) 742-2805 Fax: (806) 742-0898

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More Information: • • • •

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/AFS_strategic_plan.pdf http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/ http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AG_ANFDSC.ph (professor this information is just to see were the information comes from, we are going to eliminate this later)

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4. I20 Important Note: • •

You cannot get an I20 until you are accepted to the Department. The Department that is going to help you to the process is the Office of Graduate & International Admissions of Texas Tech University.



The Department is going to email you when they already have got your acceptance.

The time frame for the department processing the admission and emailing the student is usually within a couple days of receiving the decision from the department (no more than 5 working days). National Students Any applicant that is transferring in from another US University will go through the Office of International Affairs for the transferring of their I-20 once we have admitted them. Do you have proof of Funding to cover YOUR first year of the University? Not yet YES The Office of Graduate & International Admissions on an email will include 2 supplemental forms, one for them and The department will email you the 2 one for any dependents you may be bringing supplemental forms. with them. Once we got your forms back with shipping information, we can create your I-20. The department also will include an affidavit form they can use if they need if someone else provides a bank statement.

Until the department gets the funding proof and the supplemental forms returned with your shipping information, they can create their I-20.

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The time frame for creating the I-20 is usually the day of or the day after receiving their forms and shipping information. After the I-20 is created, if it is requested, the department can send a soft copy through email.

The Office of Graduate & International Admissions is going to provide you also with prearrival information including check-in, orientation, and registering for classes.

5. SEVIS •

You need to pay an SEVIS fee in order to get your Visa. To do that you can get into: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/index.htm and pay your SEVIS I-901 fee online.

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6. Schedule your Visa Appointment How do I get an U.S. Visa? To apply for the visa is very important to have all your paperwork in order, both personal and the papers that the University sends. 1. You must enter to the site of the Embassy of the United States in your country and fill a form. Please visit the U.S. Department of State Website regarding the student VISA process: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html

2. Pay a rate in the bank that the Embassy specify and ask for an appointment, which you should bring: • Valid Passport (don’t plan a trip on those dates because the embassy gets your Passport) • Prior Visas to U.S. • SEVIS • All documents that the University send you (I20 or DS) • The status of your bank account or the account status of your parents You should be prepared to wait about two to five hours.

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6. Cronograma tu cita de Visa ¿Cómo consigo la Visa a Estados Unidos? Para aplicar a la visa es muy importante tener todos los papeles en orden, tanto los personales como los que te manden de la Universidad. 1. Debes entrar a la página de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en tu país y llenar un formulario. Visita la pagina del departamento de los Estados Unidos para realizar el proceso de Visa: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html 2. Pagar la tarifa de la cita en el banco que especifique la embajada y pedir la cita, a la que debes llevar: • Pasaporte vigente (no viajes en esas fechas porque la embajada se queda con tu pasaporte) • Visas anteriores a Estados Unidos • SEVIS • Todos los documentos que la Universidad te mando (I20 o DS) • El estado de tus cuentas bancarias o el de tus papas Debes ir preparado para esperar aproximadamente de dos a cinco horas.

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7. eRaider Account Your "eRaider" account is your electronic ID for Texas Tech University and the School of Law. It will enable you to access TTU resources including your TTU mailbox, RaiderLink portal, billing statements, online registration, software downloads, financial aid information, grade distributions, etc. •

For a step-by-step tutorial of the activation process, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ithelpcentral/solutions/EraiderActivate.php



Or you can look at the appendix for a power point presentation slides that show you the process.



If you already know how to activate your account, you may begin the activation process at http://eraider.ttu.edu.

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8. Purchase plane ticket There are three airlines that arrive to Lubbock International Airport: American Eagle (American Airlines), SouthWest and United. •

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American Eagle has the follow scales: Miami-Dallas-Lubbock. Prices vary between 300 and 600 $. For more information you can go to this website: http://www.aa.com/homePage.do Southwest is an airline that flies especially in United States: http://www.southwest.com/ United Airlines with scale in Houston. You can find prices between 300 a 500 $. http://www.united.com/web/en-US/default.aspx?root=1

If you don’t want to buy the flight directly from this websites or you have to do a transfer of airline, you can go to a travel agency and they will find a convenient price and schedule.

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8. Compra tu pasaje de avión

Son tres aerolíneas las que llegan al Aeropuerto Internacional de Lubbock: American Eagle (American Airlines), SouthWest y United. •

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American Eagle tiene las siguientes escalas: Miami-Dallas-Lubbock. Los precios varían entre 300 y 600 $. Para mayor información puedes entrar a esta página: http://www.aa.com/homePage.do Southwest que es una aerolínea que vuela sobre todo por dentro de Estados Unidos: http://www.southwest.com/ United Airlines con escala en Houston. Se pueden encontrar precios entre 300 a 500 $. http://www.united.com/web/en-US/default.aspx?root=1

Si no quieres comprar el vuelo directamente de estas páginas o tienes que hacer un transbordo de aerolíneas, puedes ir a una agencia de viajes y ellos encontraran los precios y horarios más convenientes.

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9.

Medical Vaccines

Informative Flash Note: You will not be allowed to register for classes, even at Red Raider Orientation, until Student Health Services has received and processed documentation showing that you have complied with the following requirement • • •

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination. Proof of 2 MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccinations during your lifetime. Tuberculosis *

Students who are citizens of a country not listed below are required to be tested for Tuberculosis         

• • • • • •

American Samoa Australia Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece

        

Iceland Ireland Italy Jamaica Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malta Monaco Netherlands

 New Zealand  Norway  Saint Kitts and Nevis  Saint Lucia  San Marino  Switzerland  United Kingdom  The Virgin Islands

Students, who are citizens from countries considered high-risk for Tuberculosis, are required to have Tuberculosis Screening Test. If you have already had a skin test in the last year - Bring the results to Student Health Services. If you have had the BCG vaccine, you still need to test. If you have had or been treated for Tuberculosis in the past, you will not be skin tested, but will need to see a SHS physician. Your skin results are confidential and will not be released to your professor or immigration. If you require an MMR vaccination and a TB skin test, be sure you test for TB before scheduling the MMR vaccine. Download it at: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/studenthealth/documents/Offical_Immunization_2009.pd f More information: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/studentHealth/immunizations.aspx

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10.

Housing

Where I can live? If you want to live in the University, you can live in a dorm or at an apartment:

How are the dorms? Dorms are buildings where students live, composed of many room and each room has space for two students. They are furnished and have a mattress, but you have to bring bedding. In addition, each room have a sink and a mirror. All rooms have internet access by an entrance to an internet cable, and wireless internet. Bathrooms are shared, so it is important to have a basket to carry your personal things. In the bathroom everything is automatic and showers have a dressing area. Each dorm has washers and dryers that available for the students without charge, you only need to bring detergent and keep an eye on your clothes while you’re washing. The benefits of living in the dorms are that you make friends for life, you don’t have to cook, everything is nearby, you save money on gas, are already furnished, with healthy food, and you can sleep until late.

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10.

Hospedaje

¿Dónde puedo vivir? Si quieres vivir dentro del campus, puedes vivir en un dormitorio o en un apartamento:

¿Cómo son los dormitorios? Son edificios en los que viven los estudiantes, compuesto por muchos cuartos y cada cuarto tiene espacio para dos estudiantes. Están amoblados y tienen un colchón, pero si se debe traer ropa de cama. Además cada cuarto cuenta con un lavamanos y espejos. Todos los cuartos tienen acceso a internet. Los baños son compartidos por lo que es importante tener una canastita para llevar las cosas de aseo todo es automático y las duchas cuentan con vestidores. Cada dormitorio tiene lavadoras y secadoras de uso común, solo debes llevar detergente y estar pendiente de tu ropa mientras la estas lavando. Los beneficios de vivir en los dormitorios es que haces amigos de por vida, no tienes que cocinar, todo está cerca, ahorras dinero en gas, esta amoblado, comida saludable y puedes dormir hasta tarde.

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Dorms with moveable furniture: Bledsoe Sneed Horn/Knapp

Dorms with built-In furniture: Stangel/Murdough Chitwood/Weymouth Coleman Hulen/Clement Wall/Gates

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Dormitorios con muebles que se pueden mover: Bledsoe

Dormitorios con muebles que no se pueden mover: Stangel/Murdough

Sneed

Coleman

Horn/Knapp

Chitwood/Weymouth Hulen/Clement Wall/Gates

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How are the apartments? Apartments are for men and women and there can live more than two people

Murray Hall • living: a sofa, coffee table, entertainment center, a full-sized refrigerator, a microwave oven. • Bedrooms: A twin bed, dresser, study desk and chair.

Gordon Hall • beds, desks and chairs, chest and chairs, a sink, medicine cabinet with a mirror, closets, a ceiling fan.

Carpenter/Wells Complex • living: a sofa, table and chair, dining table and chairs, a full-sized refrigerator, a microwave oven. • bedroom: a twin bed, dresser, study desk and

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¿Cómo son los Apartamentos? Los apartamentos son mixtos y pueden vivir más de dos personas.

Murray Hall • Sala: sofá, mesa para café, centro de entretenimiento, refrigerador, microodas • Habitaciones: cama dobre, ropero, escritorio y silla

Gordon Hall • Camas, escritorios y sillas, lavamanos, gabinete de medicinas con un espejo, armario, cómoda

Carpenter/Wells Complex • living: sofá, mesa y silla, mesa para el comedor con sillas, refrigerador, microondas • Habitaciones: cama doble, armario, escritorio y silla

Talkington Hall • cuarto: Cama, escritorio, silla, comoda, armario y ventilador, internet y TV por cable • Sala: refrigerador, ventilador, microondas y muebles de sala Texas Tech University | Survival Manual

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How I can get a dorm or apartment? To get a dorm first you have to be accepted to the University, and then register on this link: http://www.housing.ttu.edu/signup and request space in a bedroom. You must pay $400 in advance and the cost of the application that are $50 to select a room and the meal plan.

Where can I eat on campus? On campus there are several restaurants with food from different style and different prices. • • • • •

The Market food Court The Union Plaza food court Einstein Bros Bagels Sam’s place Mini-Markets Sam’s Express Kiosks

To eat in these restaurants, you can pay in cash or with the University ID (is very important to keep this ID). With the ID card you can choose different meal plans:

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¿Cómo puedo conseguir un Dormitorio o apartamento? Para conseguir un dormitorio primero debes ser aceptado a la Universidad, para luego inscribirse en este enlace: http://www.housing.ttu.edu/signup y solicitar espacio en un dormitorio. Se debe pagar $400 por adelantado y el costo de la aplicación que son $50 para seleccionar un cuarto y plan de comida.

¿Dónde puedo comer dentro del campus? Dentro del campus existen varios restaurantes, con comida de diferente estilo y diferentes precios. • • • • •

The Market food Court The Union Plaza food court Einstein Bros Bagels Sam’s place Mini-Markets Sam’s Express Kiosks

Para comer en estos restaurantes, puedes pagar en efectivo o con el ID de la Universidad (es muy importante no perder este ID) con el que puedes elegir diferentes planes de comida:

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Red & Black • 2015 meals a year

Matador • 1565 meals a year

Double T • 1065 meals a year

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Red & Black • 2015 comidas al año

Matador • 1565 comidas al año

Double T • 1065 comidas al año

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Some restaurants out of the University… Mexican Food •Rubys Tequilas Mexican Food •Fuzzys taco shop •Chipotle Mexican Grill •Chilis Grill and Bar Chicken •Raising Canes

Chinese Little Panda Chinese Restaurant

Italian One Guy from Italy pizza

Fine and cute Restaurant Gradkis Loft

Sandwiches •Bakers Brothers •Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiche •Subway

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Algunos restaurants fuera de la Universidad… Mexican Food •Rubys Tequilas Mexican Food •Fuzzys taco shop •Chipotle Mexican Grill •Chilis Grill and Bar Chicken •Raising Canes

Chinese Little Panda Chinese Restaurant

Italian One Guy from Italy pizza

Fine and cute Restaurant Gradkis Loft

Sandwiches •Bakers Brothers •Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiche •Subway

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11.

Scholarships and fellowships

Fellowship/Scholarship

Requirements

AT&T/Chancellor’s Fellowships

New, incoming Students-Master’s or doctoral

CH Foundation Doctoral

New, incoming Doctoral student who are pursuing research that relates to West Texas

J.T. and Margaret Talkington Graduate

New full-time graduate students-Master’s or Doctoral

American Mexican Friendship-Waterman Scholarship

Previous degree from a Mexican University

Cash Family Endowed Fellowship

Any Major

Health and Social Services Fellowship

Health/Social Services-related fields

Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship

Any major

Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship

Any major, Part-time students

James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Fellowship

Any major

India Student Association/India Association of West Texas Scholarship

Any major, previous degree from an Indian University

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Junction Summer Scholarship

Any major- Junction summer study

Peggy Gordon Miller Graduate Fellowship

Any major

Preston and Ima Smith Endowed Graduate Scholarship

West Texas Research- Any major, Full and part-time students

Summer Dissertation/Thesis Research Award

United Supermarkets Graduate Fellowship

Any major, must have attended high school in a United Supermarkets trade region

Water Conservation Research Scholarship

Water conservation research

For more information of the required documents and the application deadlines please enter to this link: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/scholarships/scholarshipdetail.php

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12.

Getting ready for Lubbock

How is Lubbock? Lubbock is located at the northwest of the State of Texas, has an area of 370 km2 and a population of 230 000 according to the 2010 census. People are very friendly and will not hesitate in helping you. The city is at 3,256 feet (992 meters) above level sea and is relatively flat.

How is the weather in Lubbock? Weather in Lubbock varies greatly depending on the season, in winter (NovemberFebruary) temperatures can be as low to -8 °C (17 °F) so it would be good if you bring warm cloth and don’t forget a hat. Also is important t o know that wind makes the temperature feel lower. In summer temperature can reach 33 °C (91 °F), so, you probably want to bring a bathing suit. For more information on the current temperature you can Access to: http://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/USTX0808

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11. Preparandose para el clima de Lubbock

¿Cómo es Lubbock? Lubbock se encuentra al noroeste del Estado de Texas, tiene una superficie de 370 km2 y cuenta con una población de 230 000 habitantes según el censo de 2010. La gente es muy agradable y no dudaran en ayudarte. La ciudad se encuentra a 3,256 pies (992 metros) sobre el nivel del mar y es relativamente plana.

¿Cómo es el clima Lubbock? El clima en Lubbock varía mucho según la estación, en invierno (noviembre-febrero) las temperaturas puede ser tan bajas hasta -8 °C (17 °F) sería bueno traer ropa bien abrigada y no olvidarse de un gorro, además, es importante saber que el viento hace que las temperaturas se sientan menores aun. Mientras que en el verano la temperatura puede llegar hasta 33 °C (91 °F), por lo que deberías traer un traje de baño Para mayor información de la temperatura actual usted puede acceder a: http://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/USTX0808

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Does Lubbock have an agricultural area? Yes! Free range ranching of cattle and sheep in the late nineteenth century was the first large scale agricultural production in West Texas above and below the Caprock. Large acreage ranches were typical of the era including such famous ranches as the IOA, Spade, Spur, 6666, and Matador. The Southern High Plains is one of the United States' most productive agricultural areas. Twenty percent of the nation's cotton crop is planted by South Plains farmers. Grain sorghum, wheat, and forage crops are also important. Cattle production has increased with the expansion of feedlots on the South Plains. Agricultural production on the South Plains has been enhanced by the large size of farms, mechanization, irrigation technology, and agricultural research. The average number of acres per South Plains farm is roughly three times the national average. Large cotton and grain crop farms are more efficient than small farms, providing higher yields per acre and making higher capital investments feasible. http://planning.ci.lubbock.tx.us/DemoNEco/2004PER/EcoAgPro.aspx

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Traveling What should I do when I get to the airport? You must be at least two hours at the airport, before your fight time, especially when you’re coming to the United States. It’s important to see the status of your flight and the boarding gate. Then you have to do the check-in in the airline. It’s important to have time to do al l the check ins at airports. Miami Airport It is crowded and when you arrive you need to wait between 30 minutes to 2 hours in lines. At international airports it’s very important to have time to get to your gate. Assure yourself you have contemplate that when you purchase your ticket. In Dallas and Miami airports you have to use a train to get to the corresponding gate. What do I need to have when I get to the airport? • • • • •

The Passport with the visa either J1 (Exchange) or F1 (study) The boarding pass The forms you must fill on the plane The paperwork of the University. A pen to fill out forms and sign.

Do not forget to pack… • • • • • • •

Toilet paper A cable for internet Towels Bedding Pillow The medication you normaly use Everything you need for personal hygiene

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Viajando ¿Qué debo hacer al llegar al aeropuerto? Es necesario estar al menos 2 horas antes en el aeropuerto, sobre todo en los de Estados Unidos. Es importante que veas el estado del vuelo y la puerta por la cual abordar, después realizar el chequeo en la aerolínea. Es necesario tener tiempo para hacer todos los chequeos de los aeropuertos. Aeropuerto de Miami Es un aeropuerto muy transitado y cuando llegues puedes esperar 30 minutos a 2 horas en filas. En los aeropuertos es importante tomar el tiempo necesario para llegar a la puerta. Asegúrese que ha contemplado este dato a la hora de comprar su tiquete. En el aeropuerto de Dallas y el de Miami se debe usar un tren para llegar a la puerta correspondiente. ¿Qué debes tener al alcance de tus manos en el aeropuerto? • • • • •

El pasaporte con la visa ya sea J1 (si es de intercambio) o F1 (si es a estudiar) El pase a bordo Los formularios que deben ser llenados en el avión Los papeles de la Universidad Un bolígrafo para llenar los formularios y firmar.

No te olvides de llevar en la maleta… • • • • • • •

Papel higiénico Un cable para internet Toallas Ropa para cama Almohada Las medicinas que tomas normalmente Todo lo necesario para el aseo personal

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How do I get to Texas Tech from the airport? Texas Tech is about 8 miles from the airport, a 16 minutes drive. You can rent a car or call a cab from the same airport. •

There are several options to gel a car, for more information go to: http://www.flylia.com/airport/rentalCars.aspx.



To get a taxi prior to your arrival you can access this page: http://www.flylia.com/airport/otherTransport.aspx

Image: Distance between Lubbock International Airport and Texas Tech.

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¿Cómo llego a Texas Tech desde el aeropuerto? Texas Tech está a aproximadamente 8 millas del aeropuerto, son aproximadamente 16 minutos en auto. Puedes rentar un auto o pedir un taxi, desde el mismo aeropuerto. •

Para rentar un automóvil existen varias opciones para mayor información entrar a: http://www.flylia.com/airport/rentalCars.aspx.



Para conseguir un taxi previo a la llegada puede ingresar a esta pagina: http://www.flylia.com/airport/otherTransport.aspx

Imagen: Distancia entre el Aeropuerto Internacional de Lubbock y Texas Tech.

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Post-Arrival What is a Social Security? It is very important to get a social security card because with it you can get social and government benefits, such as getting paid legally. Once you get yours, do not lose it or danish it, because is the only you are going to have. How do I get a Social Security? To get one you must go to the social security office which is located at 5825 16th Street, Lubbock. Be prepared because you will have to wait at least an hour. You have to go at least ten days after you arrive to United State, otherwise they couldn’t help you, because of the system. What do I need to have one? • • • •

Passport The I-94 form (a small White paper you fill in the plane) A constancy of where you are and for how long The original papers that the University sends you (DS or I-20).

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Posterior a la llegada ¿Qué es el seguro social? Es muy importante obtener una tarjeta de seguro social porque con ella se puede conseguir beneficios sociales y gubernamentales, como por ejemplo, recibir un sueldo legalmente. Una vez que la obtengas, no la pierdas ni la dañes, porque es la única que tendrás. ¿Cómo consigo una tarjeta del seguro social? Para conseguir una se debe ir a la oficina de seguro social que está ubicada en 5825 16th Street, Lubbock.. Ve preparado porque tendrás que esperar al menos una hora. Debes ir al menos diez días después de tu llegada, de lo contrario no te podrán ayudar ya que no apareces en el sistema. ¿Qué necesito para tener una? • • • •

Pasaporte La forma I-94 (una hojita blanca pequeña que la dan en el aeropuerto) Una constancia del lugar donde estas y por cuánto tiempo. los papeles originales que la Universidad te manda.

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How to get an eRaider ID? In order to get your eRaider ID you need to go to the University ID Office, which is located on the first floor of the Student Union Building Room 103. • • •

Present your passport to the University ID Office at the Sub. Need to be register in your classes. Wait 24 hours

Flash Note: When enrolling in the university, you get your first ID card free. All replacement IDs cost $10.00.

Requirements to get a Texas ID? • • • •

Have 30 days of residence at Texas 2 bills with your name and address print on it. Present your security card Present you password

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How do I get one cell line without being in a two-year plan? There are several telephone companies in Lubbock that offer prepaid plans: • • • • •

AT&T offer plans of $50 per month with unlimited calls and messages within the country and $65 with internet included, but plan doesn’t include I-phones. T-Mobile offer plans from $50 with internet included and unlimited calls and messages; the difference between these three plans is the speed of the internet. Verizon is a company that offers good prices but the chip they have fits only in their cell phones, so if you want to receive their services, you have to buy a phone too. Sprint has similar prices to those of AT&T. Boost Mobil. More info: http://www.boostmobile.com/shop/phones/#/sort_high/view_grid/

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Teléfonos ¿Cómo consigo una línea de celular sin estar en un plan de dos años? Existen varias compañías telefónicas en Lubbock que ofrecen planes prepago: • • •

• •

AT&T que ofrece planes de $50 al mes con llamadas y mensajes ilimitado dentro del país y $65 con internet incluido, pero, el plan de internet no incluye Iphones. T-Mobile ofrece planes desde $50 con internet incluido y llamadas y mensajes ilimitados, la diferencia entre estos tres planes es la velocidad del internet. Verizon es una compañía que ofrece Buenos precios pero el chip que ellos tienen le queda solo a los celulares Verizon, por lo tanto si quieren recibir sus servicios deberás comprar su celular. También esta Sprint que tiene precios muy parecidos a los de AT&T. Boost Mobile. Más información: http://www.boostmobile.com/shop/phones/#/sort_high/view_grid/

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Recreation Jones AT&T Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University. Previously known as Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium and Jones SBC Stadium, it’s the home field of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team of the Big 12 Conference. The playing field runs in the traditional north-south configuration and sits at an elevation of 3,215 feet (980 m) above sea level. After numerous renovations and expansions, Jones AT&T Stadium currently seats 60,454. The capacity makes the stadium the 44th largest college football stadium in the United States. •

12,548 seats are designated for students between 13 sections.

Rec Sport Center All necessary equipment is available for check-out at the Equipment Issue window as well as a wide selection of equipment for outside activities. To properly check out the equipment, you will need to use your student I.D. card or Rec Center pass Mission Statement: •

To provide opportunities and an atmosphere to enhance the student experience.

Undergraduate Student: Free entrance Graduate Student: Check your status Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m- midnight Saturday: 8:00 a.m- 10:00 p.m Sunday: Noon- midnight More Info: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/fitwell/about.php

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”To preserve the history of, tell the story of, and instill pride in American agriculture and values” A little of History… In 1969, as agricultural museum was deemed important to the people of West Texas. Too many people thought of the old machinery left in the back yard as junk. To Alton Brazell, a Lubbock County Commissioner for 36 years, this junk was a hidden treasure. Alton took it upon himself to begin a collection of agricultural equipment and machinery that told the story of American agriculture. This collection became the property of the Lubbock County Commissioner’s Court, known as the Lubbock County Historical Collection. Part of the collection was housed on five acres in Shallowater, known as the Shallowater Park. Another part of the collection was stored in a warehouse in downtown Lubbock. In 2002, the Lubbock County Historical Collection permanently loaned the exhibits to the American Museum of Agriculture. The museum strives to preserve the history and tell the story of American agriculture, is located at 1501 Canyon Lake Drive, opened its doors to the public in May 2002.

Contact Us: 1121 Canyon Lake Drive. (Tel) 806 239 5796 Tues,Thru, Sat from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m More info: http://www.agriculturehistory.org/

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Museum of Texas Tech University

“The Museum of Texas Tech University, as an education resource for a diverse audience, collects, researches, and disseminates information about the natural and cultural heritage of local and related regions” It is made up of the main museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site. The Museum of Texas Tech University was established as the West Texas Museum in 1929. It was created by the Plains Museum Society. Original plans called for a three-story building to be constructed. The collections have continued to increase steadily. In 2000, the collections number in the neighborhood of three million objects and specimens. Today they total over five million objects. The Museum of TTU is a vital, growing institution that will continue to provide education and entertainment to the university and surrounding communities, and all who visit far into the future. The Texas Tech Club A private-member club located in Jones AT&T Stadium on the Texas Tech campus. It reflects Texas Tech’s rich history and features floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the stadium, now serves as the preeminent spot in Lubbock where members can connect with one another during a variety of social, dining and networking events offered by the club or as the ideal place to bring family, friends and colleagues to dine in style, conduct business or entertain in a personalized setting

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Cactus Theater In 1938, Lubbock businessmen Joe H. Bryant, M. A. Sanders, and Glenn Woody, built Lubbock’s first suburban neighborhood movie theater. The theater was built as a "second-run" movie theater and boasted a seating capacity of 720. A few years later the theater was restored and now it features live theatrical plays and music Moody planetarium It’s a state-of-the-art, full-dome digital projection system, capable of creating a brilliant, seamless image over the entire 30-foot dome surface, where spectacular images surround the audience, extending beyond peripheral vision. For more information: (Tel) (806)74-22432 After hours: (806) 42-2490 or [email protected] Buddy Holly Center Its name by Charles Hardin Holley known professionally as Buddy Holly, was a Texas singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Holly set the template for the standard rock and roll band: two guitars, bass, and drums. He was one of the first in the genre to write, produce, and perform his own songs. The Center contains a museum of Holly memorabilia as well as a Fine Arts Gallery. The Center is located on Crickets Ave, one street over from Buddy Holly Ave, in what used to be the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Depot.

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Lubbock Memorial Civic Center It is a convention center built in 1977 and dedicated to the memory of local residents who died in a 1970 tornado that struck the site of the center. A 40,000-square-foot (4,000 m2) exhibit hall which also doubles as a 2,995-seat indoor arena and can be used for sporting events, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and concerts(maximum capacity 4,914). Attached to the exhibit hall is a 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) balcony with retractable seating. Its ceiling height is 30 feet from floor to rafters, 45 feet from floor to roof. 2 • A 14,104-square-foot (1,310 m ) banquet hall, used for banquets and smaller meetings, seating up to 1400 persons. • A 1,377-seat theater used for smaller concerts, stage shows and other events. It is the home of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Lubbock. It features four concession stands, four box offices, and five dressing rooms, among amenities. 2 • A 28,000-square-foot (2,600 m ) pedestrian mall marking the main lobby for the complex, and an outdoor plaza complete with fountains, waterfalls, bridges and additional landscaping. • A mezzanine room with a 100-foot glass wall. • Twelve meeting rooms and a terrace suite. More Info: (Tel)806 7752242 •

National Ranching Heritage Center 48 authentic structures displayed on a 16-acre site. All structures date from the late 1700s through the 1950s These structures include a railroad depot, bunkhouse, dugouts, headquarters, homesteads, a barn, schoolhouse, windmills, a black blacksmith shop and other historic structures. The NRHC is open Tues.-Sat. from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Outdoor park closes at 4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. You can contact the NRHC via telephone at (806) 742-0498.

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Transportation Buses Citibus is a really good option for your transportation. Citibus is the public transportation provider for the City of Lubbock. Lubbock has had public transportation since 1932. It runs bus routes throughout the city, with the main routes converging at the Downtown Transfer Plaza, which also houses the Greyhound bus terminal. Citibus operates six days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Nighttime service is supplemented by a curb-to-curb service called the NiteRide. City Route List: • • • • • • • • •

Route 1 - Dunbar Area Route 2 - East Broadway Route 5 - Boston/S. Quaker/South Plains Mall Route 6 - Buddy Holly/50th St. Crosstown Route 9 - Ave. Q/S. University/S. Quaker Route 12 - Arnett Benson/4th St. Route 14 - Cherry Point Route 19 - Wayland Plaza/South Plains Mall Route 34 - 34th St./South Plains Mall

Campus Route List: • • • • • • • •

North Overton Park South Overton Park Masked Rider North Indiana and 4th Northwest Red Raider Tech Terrace Double T FREE RIDE with your eRaider ID More info: www.citibus.com

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Cabs • Yellow Cab 2307 Erskine St Lubbock, TX 79415 (806) 765-7777 More info: http://www.yelp.com/biz/yellow-cab-lubbock •

City Cab 2307 Erskine St Lubbock, TX 79415 (806) 765-7474

More info: http://www.yelp.com/biz/city-cab-lubbock

Biking On and off Campus At Texas Tech we have FREE BIKE REGISTRATION How to do it? 1. 2. 3. 4.

Go to www.parking.ttu.edu Click on ¨My parking Account¨ Log on with your eRaider ID and password Register your bicycle

What is the information I need to realize the registration? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Bike Make (ie. Huffy, Roadmaser, ect.) Bike Model (ie. Mt.Climber, Possum, ect) Color Serial Number Wheel Diameter Approximate Value

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Important Rules for you not to forget

Parking • Bikes must be park in a bike rack. • NO parking on trees, light poles,hand rails or sin poles.

Regulations • Bikes are subject to the same state traffic laws that apply to motor vehicles. • Bike must stop at all stop signs. • A bicycle cannot be in operation on the Texas Tech campus. • Cyclists must ride in the right hand side of the road, even in bike lines. • Bycicles or locks left after the spring semester will be impounded.

Caution • Be wary of other drivers and pedestrian. • Use caution in parking lots.

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Appendix Imagen 1. Graduate Program Application to the Department

Graduate Program Application Department of Agricultural Education & Communications MS 42131, Lubbock, TX 79409 Phone: (806) 742-2816 http://www.depts.ttu.edu/aged/

Fax:

(806)

742-2880

Name: Mailing Address (street, city, state and Zip Code): Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Date of Birth:

Email Address: Citizenship:

 U.S. Citizen

 Resident Alien

 Non-Resident Alien

Expected Enrollment Date:

 Fall

 Spring

 Summer

Year:

Degree Program of Interest: Resident Programs

 Master of Science — Agricultural Communications (36 credit hours)  Master of Science — Agricultural Education (36 credit hours)  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) — Agricultural Communications & Education (60 credit hours post masters) Distance Programs (completed through electronic technologies)

 Master of Science — Agricultural Education (36 credit hours)  [email protected] — Ed.D. in Agricultural Education (delivered jointly with Texas A&M; next cohort begins in 2013)

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Are you interested in a Graduate Assistantship position? (available to resident degree program students only)

 YES

 NO

Which of the following individuals have you been in contact with about our program?

   

Dr. Cindy Akers Dr. Scott Burris Dr. Erica Irlbeck Dr. Rudy Ritz

   

 Dr. Todd Brashears  Dr. Steve Fraze  Dr. Courtney Meyers

Dr. Matt Baker Dr. David Doerfert Dr. David Lawver Dr. Jonathan Ulmer

Other(s) What was/is your undergraduate GPA?

Master’s GPA:

Have you completed the GRE? (general exam is required for all degree program application; scores must be <5 years old)

 NO

What is the date that you plan to complete the GRE?

 YES

Verbal:

Quantitative:

Writing:

Additional Material Needed to Complete Application Required 1. Letter of Interest: A 300–500 word statement of goals for pursuing the graduate degree (personal, career, and professional goals). This is an explanation of why the degree is sought; how the degree will help achieve goals outlined; areas of interest in teaching, research, and outreach; and explain related experiences and background in agriculture, agricultural education, agricultural communications, and/or extension education. 2. Resume (include education, professional experience, professional organizations, honors) 3. Three Letters of Recommendation (Indicate the individuals from outside the TTU Department of Agricultural Education and Communications who will be sending letters of recommendation by the application deadline. These individuals should be able to assess your academic skills and potential as a graduate student. Letters can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the Graduate Studies Coordinator below) List Names:

1. 2. 3.

Highly recommended for those wanting a Graduate Assistantship (required for doctoral students)

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4. Additional Supporting Materials (e.g., professional portfolio, special skills or training, publications, grants, etc.)

Please check the following:

“I agree / do not agree (underline agreement choice) that confidential letters of recommendation with respect to my application for admission to the Agricultural Education and Communications graduate program be submitted from three persons whom I have contacted. I understand that such letters may not be released to me at a later date without the expressed permission of those who wrote them. I further understand that if I do not agree on the confidentiality of letters of recommendation, this will not in itself disqualify me from consideration for admission to the graduate program or from a graduate assistantship.”

Signature:

Date:

Submit your completed application packet to: Dr. David L. Doerfert Graduate Studies Coordinator Department of Agricultural Education & Communications Texas Tech University Box 42131 Lubbock, TX 79409-2131 Phone: (806) 742-2816; Fax: (806) 742-2880; Email: [email protected]

NOTE: You also need to apply for admission to the Texas Tech University Graduate School (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/how.php). Both the Graduate School application and this departmental application must be completed before you will be considered for admission to our graduate programs

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Image 2. Official Immunization requirement example sheet.

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Image 3. Two year graduate course rotation of the department of Agricultural Education and communications.

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Image 4. Application for admission to the Graduate School of Texas Tech University

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Image 5. General Information sheet in order to present the documents.

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Image 6. Supplemental International Student, Information form

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Image 7 DS-2019 Form

http://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/students/applicantValidation.htm

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Image 8. I-20 form

http://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/students/applicantValidation.htm

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Image 9. Aeropuerto de Miami

http://www.miami-airport.com/terminal_gates.asp

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Image 10 Aeropuerto de Dallas

http://www.dfwairport.com/terminals/ Image 11. Aereopuerto de Houston

http://diamondtowncartx.com/million-air/bush-iah-airport/

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Image 12. Aeropuerto Internacional de Lubbock

http://www.ifly.com/lubbock-international-airport/LBB-Main-Terminal

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Image 14.. Medidas de los muebles en los dormitorios

http://www.housing.ttu.edu/facilities/furnishings

http://www.housing.ttu.edu/facilities/furnishings

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Image 15. Precio de los departamentos y apartamentos

http://www.housing.ttu.edu/rates

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