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RIT Global

The Exchange to RIT program is open only to students that are enrolled in one of RIT's international exchange partner institutions.

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Whatever your passion you can master at RIT!  RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big ideas and creative solutions. It is a vibrant community teeming with students collaborating with experts and specialists: a hub of innovation and creativity. It is an intersection of disciplines, a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind. It is a perfect environment in which to pursue your passion. Here, the future is envisioned each day. And remade each day after. Imagine the possibilities.

The RIT Global Scholars program is a unique opportunity for students from RIT’s international campuses to study for up to two terms at the Rochester campus.  Contact your home campus advisor today  to discuss how to best fit this experience in your plan of study. 

About RIT

As one of the world’s leading technological institutions, RIT is a vibrant, connected community that is home to diverse, ambitious, and creative students from more than 100 countries. It offers an incredible array of academic programs; a diverse, committed, and accessible faculty; sophisticated facilities; and an unusual emphasis on experiential learning.
Few universities provide RIT’s variety of career-oriented studies. RIT’s unmatched array of academic programs attracts designers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers on the one hand, and scientists, engineers, computing scientists, and entrepreneurs on the other. When these “left-brain and right-brain” students engage with RIT’s outstanding faculty, a learning environment is created where innovation and creativity flourish.

The variety of backgrounds and perspectives represented in the RIT community enriches the living and learning experience for all. As you interact on team-based projects, in residence halls, and in day-to-day activities, we believe you will be enriched and better prepared for the opportunities and challenges of global interdependence.

The Campus

RIT’s students have unmatched opportunities for hands-on learning, utilizing some of the most sophisticated classroom, laboratory, and studio equipment available anywhere.

At RIT, we understand how technology enhances creativity and innovation. Our campus has the latest equipment, software, studios, laboratories, and conveniences—the tools you need to explore and excel. We help you utilize the latest technology and understand its impact on the world.

There’s no question that we have a sophisticated, high-tech campus. The Princeton Review consistently ranks RIT among the most connected campuses in the country. Whether you’re in the classrooms, labs, residence halls, or public areas on campus, we provide free, direct, high-speed computing access that is hard to beat.

RIT is much more than its high-quality academic facilities; it offers many welcoming spaces on campus. You’ll find vibrant locations for social and intellectual activity just about everywhere you look. The physical beauty of the campus comes from an interplay of natural and park-like settings with modern buildings, architectural features, and artwork prominently on display. Comfortable spaces throughout campus offer places to relax or work on projects and team assignments.

About Rochester

The RIT campus is about six miles from downtown Rochester—just minutes away if you want to explore and enjoy the city’s entertainment, cultural, and employment opportunities. If you’re seeking a dynamic environment, Rochester offers a perfect setting—it’s large enough to provide the dining and night life opportunities you might expect in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible. In fact, Rochester was rated sixth overall in the “best places to live” category by Places Rated Almanac.

High-tech, communications, optics, research, and manufacturing companies, including many Fortune 500 companies, choose Rochester as their base of operations. The city has more than 4,000 exporting companies. Xerox Corp., Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Paychex Inc., Frontier Corp., Eastman Kodak Co., and other national and international firms make Rochester a great place to learn about the world of business. In addition, these firms and other Rochester companies offer excellent co-op and permanent employment opportunities.

You’re within six hours by car of New York City, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Montreal, and much closer than that to Niagara Falls and Toronto.