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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

  • 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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  • Christina Chan

    Student Spotlight

    Christina Chan
    Advertising and Public Relations

    I made lifelong friends most of whom I am still in touch with today. I tune into Australian news online because I find it intriguing and funny. I learned new marketing trends that I was exposed to when I was abroad before it even trended in the US. Also, when I was down in Brisbane, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was filming down at the Gold Coast! How cool is that? 

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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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  • Emily Moore

    Student Spotlight

    Emily Moore
    Industrial 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!

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  • Tiffany McFarlane

    Student Spotlight

    Tiffany McFarlane
    Film & 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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