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RIT Global

Students may need support beyond what you are typically used to providing in the classroom. The Education Abroad office can provide you with resources to assist students in the following areas:

  • Students with special needs (Access Services, Health Services, etc.)
  • Study abroad costs and funding
  • Diverse students

We are in the process of adding more resources and information - check back soon!

Supporting Study Abroad Initiatives

You are also a key resource for our office in supporting supporting some of our overall international program initiatives including:

Global Learning Symposium - this annual event takes place every November and showcases student's academic achievements from their study abroad programs. This is a great venue for students to share a project or assignment that they completed as part of your program. Students will be contacted about being an exhibitor at the symposium when they return and we may ask you to contact your students about presenting. View a short video on the symposium here.

Global Engagement Seminar - all returning students must attend a meeting when they return as the last step of their RIT study abroad process (whether they were abroad for one week or an entire semester). Topics covered include reverse culture shock, reflecting on their experience, how to incorporate the skills they learned into their resume or job interview and ways they could go abroad again. Students will be contacted with the date of the meeting shortly after their return to RIT.

ROC Your Global Future: Lessons From Abroad Rochester-Area Study Abroad Returnee Conference  - this networking and career development opportunity allows study abroad returnees representing 11 different colleges from the greater Rochester, NY area come together to connect, share, network and explore additional international opportunities. The conference takes place every fall and will be hosted at RIT in fall 2018. More information can be found here.

Tigers Abroad Photo Contest - students are invited to submit photos from their study abroad program to be entered into our Tigers Abroad photo contest which takes place three times a year. Photos are shared on the Education Abroad facebook page for voting. This is a great way for students to share memorable photos from their experience and gets the word out about your program.

Student Global Ambassadors - Global Ambassadors are returned study abroad students who work with the Education Abroad office. They are a great source of information to other students considering study abroad and can answer questions from a student perspective. Our Global Ambassadors are out and about on campus at events, information tables and class visits. Applications for new Global Ambassadors are open in August and January each year.

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