Welcome! We are very excited to be working with your RIT student as he/she considers and prepares to study abroad. The Study Abroad staff realizes that this is an important decision not only for your student but for parents as well. Supporting your son or daughter’s decision to study abroad and watching them embark on this adventure is exciting, but it can also be daunting.
At RIT, our top priority is the safety and success of our students. We work closely with the students and all contacts abroad to be sure they are having the most positive experience possible while abroad.
There are a number of steps your student must complete in order to travel abroad. He/she must first choose a location and program. Once they have made that decision, he/she must fill out the application for the program, forms for RIT, speak with his/her financial aid advisor, meet with academic advisors and so on. Please take a moment to review our Student Checklist for the steps students must complete.
As a parent you may have many questions or concerns about sending your student abroad. First, there is the concern about safety. We have included an entire page of links regarding safety, travel document requirements, health care needs and many other issues for you and your student to review. These links can be found under the "useful links" heading on the right. Then, of course, there is the financial aspect to consider. Please visit our Financial section to learn more.
Our staff in the RIT Study Abroad & Fellowships office is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call us anytime at (585) 475-4466 or email us at email@example.com.