Thinking about study abroad, but not sure where to start or ready to take the next step? Meeting with a study abroad advisor will jump-start your international experience!
Study Abroad 101 Meetings
Good for those who are just starting to think about study abroad, don’t have a program in mind already, and are looking to learn the basics about types of programs RIT offers, how to find a good program fit, how to fund study abroad, etc.
Study Abroad 101 meetings currently take place twice a week. Find and register for an upcoming meeting via the RIT Education Abroad page on Campus Groups. Click on "events" under Group Links on right side of page.
Meet one-on-one with a study abroad advisor
If you already have a program or location in mind, a one-on-one meeting with an advisor will help you solidify your program choice, discuss specific courses you are looking to take, go over specific application steps, learn about scholarships, and more.
Choose the appropriate advisor based on your program interests and select a date and time. Both in-person and Zoom meetings are available. Once you’ve chosen your appt. time, you’ll be sent a confirmation email – don’t forget to add your appt. time to your personal calendar.
Meet with Roseanne DiFlorio if you are interested in an affiliate program:
Arcadia, CIEE, CIS, DIS, IES, SAI, School for Field Studies, Siena, SRISA, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse, NYU, Budapest Semester in Mathematics
Meet with Maureen Shannon if you are interested in:
An RIT Global Campus program (Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo)
Unable to find an open appointment time that works for you? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find an alternate time that works with your schedule.
Interested in a faculty-led program?
Contact the faculty director for more information and questions about the program. The faculty director will be listed on the program flyer, in an email you may have received about the program, or in the Compass program description.
Preparing for your one-on-one meeting with a study abroad advisor
Doing some prep work ahead of time will help you get the most out of your meeting.
- Have you talked with your academic advisor yet about study abroad? If not, send them a quick email to get the conversation started and ask about the types of courses you may want to look for in a study abroad program based on the courses you have left to fulfill.
- Do you know the basics about things like program types, funding study abroad, courses, grading, etc? If not, spend a few minutes reading through our website so you’ll be well-informed by your meeting and can spend your advising time going beyond the basics and digging deeper into areas that are important to you.
- Have you looked at recommended programs for your major? Visit the Study Abroad & Your Major section of our website and print out a copy of your college info. sheet.
- Have you thought about your priorities in a study abroad program? You can use the Study Abroad Blueprint to help you explore what you're looking for in a program abroad.