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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

  • Student Spotlight

    Riley Kieffer
    Applied Mathematics

    Studied in Dublin, Ireland
    University College Dublin (Arcadia)

    I have always wanted to study abroad. Sometimes it can be seem difficult for STEM majors because there are certain classes that you must take at a certain time, but I wasn't going to let that stop me.

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  • Student Spotlight

    Darryl Miller
    Psychology

    Studied in Pristina, Kosovo
    RIT Kosovo Peace & Conflict Summer Program

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  • Student Spotlight

    Grace Anne
    ASL-English Interpretation; Applied Arts & Sciences

    Studied in Tokyo, Japan (The Deaf Community in Japan Faculty-Led Program)
    Studied in Paris, France (Deaf Studies & Transatlantic Roots in France Faculty-Led Program)

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  • Student Spotlight

    Imani Stone
    Biomedical Sciences

    Studied in London, England & Paris France
    RIT Affiliate Program (CIEE)

    I’ve always been drawn to travel and learning about other countries. One memory that sticks out for me was when I was about 12. I went to an overnight camp that had an exchange with a school from Spain, so there were some Spanish kids at the camp which was exciting for me. I had never met anyone from Spain before, so it felt like a window into a world I hadn’t thought about before. One of the camp counselors told me about study abroad, and it’s been on my mind ever since.

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  • Student Spotlight

    Roxette Burgos
    Electrical Engineering

    Studied in Dubai, UAE
    RIT Dubai

    As a STEM major, I chose to study abroad because I wanted to experience a different culture. As an electrical engineering major, I could potentially work in a field where I'll be creating tech that may impact the world. Because of that, I think it's important to understand more about the world before figuring out how to help make it a better place. 

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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. 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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  • 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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