As an academic advisor, you play an integral part in helping students explore international experiences and have an important role in the internationalization of RIT’s campus. Since students often have more regular contact with advisors than study abroad staff, advisors can be the biggest advocates for international experiences.
During the 2019-20 academic year, RIT students who studied abroad said that academic advisors were one of the top three ways they found out about study abroad or their specific study abroad program - your encouragement and support makes a difference!
Roles/Ways To Assist Students
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Study Abroad Application Process for Students
Students will work with a several different RIT departments and contacts when applying for study abroad - RIT study abroad advisor, academic advisor, financial aid, faculty program director (if interested in a faculty-led program), and Access Services (if applicable). An RIT study abroad advisor will walk them through the application process.