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RIT Global

The Office of International Education and Global Programs (RIT Global) works with faculty, staff and partners across our campus and around the world through many forms of global engagement. It is our mission to advance RIT’s goals for internationalization through fostering a culture of collaboration and providing outstanding support to the faculty, staff and students engaged in international education, research, and outreach experiences.

Ways You Can Get Involved in RIT International Education

Program Type   Faculty Role
Faculty-Led Program: An RIT-Rochester faculty member takes a group of RIT students abroad as part of a course.   Faculty member develops the course and travel itinerary and travels with the students.
Research:  An RIT-Rochester faculty facilitates an international research experience.   The faculty member develops the research idea, builds overseas partnerships, mentors student and assists the students in planning their travel logistics. They may or may not travel with the students.
Direct Enroll: An RIT-Rochester student directly enrolls in an approved partner university abroad.    The faculty member could introduce RIT Global to potential new partnerships then help onboard by mapping courses, evaluating safety, etc. and helps market the program and recruit students to go. They do not travel with the students.
Exchange: RIT Rochester sends a limited number of students to direct enroll for a semester to an approved university partner. The host university sends RIT Rochester the same number of exchange students.   The faculty member could introduce RIT Global to potential new partnerships then help onboard by mapping courses, evaluating safety, etc. and helps market the program and recruit students to go. They do not travel with the students. Faculty member could also engage with visiting students in mentorship, intercultural classroom engagement and research.
Affiliate: An RIT-Rochester student takes courses at a university abroad through a third-party organization like CIEE or IES that has an agreement with RIT.   The faculty member maps courses that are appropriate and encourages students to attend programs. They do not travel with the students. A faculty member may conduct site visits to evaluate programs.
Global Campus Direct Enroll: Students directly enroll in an RIT campus in Croatia, UAE, China or Kosovo for a semester or year.   The faculty member could recruit students to participate, do a faculty exchange or teach a course at a global campus and/or lead a 0 credit study tour.

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Other Ways To Engage in International Education:

  • Faculty exchange through international partnerships
  • International faculty fellowships
  • Participating in global faculty governance
  • Conducting research with international parnter
  • Internationalizing curriculum
  • Participating in RIT Global cultural events
  • Participating in RIT international fellowships committee
  • Advocating for international experience within your department/college
  • Advocating for international education nationally
  • Joining international professional associations such as NAFSA, FORUM 
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