RIT Kosovo’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Kamal Shahrabi as RIT Kosovo’s new president on Monday, June 1. Shahrabi has served as the dean of faculty since 2018, as an interim president since 2019, and will assume RIT Kosovo’s top post on July 1.
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.
Victoria Maung ’20 MFA (medical illustration) is capping her college career with a Fulbright grant that will give her an international experience and a connection to her Southeast Asian roots.
With the help of RIT Global, Maung, from San Francisco, Calif., won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach high school in Malaysia. The program runs from January to October 2021, and Maung is hopeful international travel restrictions will be eased by next year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Student SpotlightIndustrial Design
My mind is always focused on being aware of the issues in the world and where I want to travel next to gain new and meaningful life experiences. Being immersed in new cultures and learning through different perspectives can be so enlightening and eye-opening. I've always known I want to study abroad, I just needed to go for it!
My experience has personally solidified how much value I place on the inclusion of working internationally in whatever job I take post-graduation. It opened my eyes to seeing how affordable and possible life abroad truly is.
Student SpotlightFilm & Animation
Being abroad helped me develop more empathy and understanding for other cultures. There are many social, political, and societal things that shape a country and its citizens and I think it's important as an American to understand this and realize how unique every country of the world is.
Student SpotlightMechanical 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.
Student SpotlightKGCOE: Mechanical Engineering
RIT Faculty-Led: Arts, Media & Technology - Malmo, Sweden
Study Abroad in Three Words: Will always recommend
Being abroad makes me want to continue to be involved with the global community. I want to continue to see more and more of the world, as well as being actively involved in contributing to the technology that connects everyone despite the distance.
Faculty SpotlightProfessor, 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.
Faculty SpotlightSenior 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.
Faculty SpotlightProfessor, 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.
Faculty SpotlightAssociate 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.