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RIT Global

RIT Global’s Mission

Rochester Institute of Technology is emerging into one of the world’s most innovative, agile, diverse, and forward-thinking universities. At RIT we are committed to expanding opportunities for global education, international connections, work experience and cultural exchanges.

About Us

  • Lacey Cook

    Student Spotlight

    Lacey Cook
    International Hospitality and Management

    I decided to study abroad because I wanted to experience something during my college career that was really outside of the box and take an opportunity that would change me and get me outside of my comfort zone.

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  • Jonathan Cabrera

    Student Spotlight

    Jonathan Cabrera
    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    My study abroad experience has affected my career goals by making me more motivated.  It has given me the confidence to pursue more learning, not just academically but culturally, and to explore the society around me. It has also given me confidence to expand my horizons by networking with more people and sharing ideas and knowledge.

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  • Cailey Bardwell

    Student Spotlight

    Cailey Bardwell
    New Media Marketing

    When I was a senior in high school, I went on my school's Europe trip where I traveled all across France and Italy. I absolutely fell in love with traveling and knew instantly that I wanted to do more if it. It was then that I decided I wanted to study abroad in college. I knew it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in another country and travel to amazing places.

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  • Mallory Cross

    Student Spotlight

    Mallory Cross
    ASL English Interpretings

    I studied abroad twice, once in the Netherlands and once in Italy. Both times I studied each country’s signed languages, which will help me be more qualified as an ASL interpreter and make me a more attractive employee. With this experience, I will also have travel work opportunities.

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  • Katia Hudspeth

    Student Spotlight

    Katia Hudspeth
    International Hospitality and Service Management

    I chose to study abroad because I was curious about experiencing the culture of the Middle East. I had talked to people who had gone to Dubai, U.A.E., and was fascinated with what they would tell me, as it was nothing like any other culture I have encountered before. After spending a week there, I can truly say it is the most interesting blend of the very traditional and very modern. I was surprised as to how fast 17 hours on the plane went and how much we got to do for the price we paid for our program; we got to do so much in 7 days! With Dubai being Dubai, I didn't think it would be that affordable!

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  • Roberley Bell

    Faculty Spotlight

    Roberley Bell
    Professor, College of Imaging Arts and Science

    As both an educator and a professional I have had a number of international experiences. Together theses inform my way of thinking and teaching. As a professor in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences I bring my experiences in a global society directly into my classroom.

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  • Rick Lagiewski

    Faculty Spotlight

    Rick Lagiewski
    Senior Lecturer

    RIT has been a special place for me to enhance both my own international experiences and even more so those of my students in the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation.   During many teaching assignments back-and-forth to Croatia, I was able to experience students studying abroad at both campuses.  It was exciting to see students return from Croatia having a new appreciation and understanding of Mediterranean tourism, post-war hotel development, and the role of the European Union in a transitional economy.

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  • Dr. Zack Butler

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Zack Butler
    Associate Professor and Associate Graduate Coordinator Computer Science

    I have been privileged to have a wide variety of international experience throughout my personal and professional life, and to be able to share these experiences with my students.  As a researcher in robotics, a truly global field, I have traveled to conferences in Japan and across Europe, and have co-authored papers with colleagues in Japan and Australia. 

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  • Dr. Robert Barbato

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Robert Barbato
    Professor, Department Head, Management, IB & Entrepreneurship

    I have taught at RIT’s campuses in Kosovo and Dubai and I have also taught in Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, the Czech Republic, and some other countries. I hope to teach at the RIT campus in Zagreb, Croatia in the future. I have always felt very welcome and appreciated by my International students. Many of them continue to stay in touch with me. The students at RIT’s global campuses are very interested in studying at RIT’s main campus and they want to meet more professors and students from the main campus.

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