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Study Abroad for NTID Students


  • RIT Access Services support for study abroad programs is available as funds allow. Contact Angela Hauser at early in your study abroad planning to inquire about the availability of access services.
    • Support is most often available for RIT Global Campus programs, RIT faculty-led programs, and some short-term affiliate programs.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services may provide financial assistance to NTID students studying abroad. Talk with your VR counselor to determine if assistance is available.

NTID Study Abroad Info Sheet – Highlights study abroad information such as the best time to go and popular programs.

If you’re interested in one of the programs highlighted, login to the Compass (application database), click on the ‘Search Programs’ tab, and type in the program name in the keyword box to learn more and start an application. Or make an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor.

Faculty-Led Programs:
NTID offers faculty-led study abroad programs designed, developed, and led by NTID faculty. The travel portion of these programs is usually shorter in length (between one to five weeks) taking place over summer, winter break, or spring break. Past programs traveled to Japan, China, Italy, and France. Email to find out about upcoming programs.

Study Abroad Scholarships for NTID Students:

  • RIT Education Abroad Travel Grant - Awarded to students going on RIT Global Campus, exchange, or faculty-led programs.  You will be able to “opt-in” for this scholarship consideration as part of your application.
  • Hayes and Murai Scholarships - Funding between $500-$1,000 to Deaf/HOH RIT students for a study abroad experience. You will be automatically considered for this scholarship when applying for an RIT Global Campus or Faculty-Led program.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship - up to $5,000 awarded. You must be receiving a Pell grant to be eligible to apply (check on your eServices account or with financial aid). Application deadlines are twice a year (early October and early February)
  • Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships - one application for many different scholarships. Application deadlines are twice a year (late September and late January)
  • Honors students are eligible for a $500 travel grant to study abroad. 
  • Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador -  $500 scholarship to serve as an overseas correspondent, sharing your experiences to motivate other members of the community to go abroad.

Study Abroad Blog 

Past Deaf/HOH students who have written for the RIT Study Abroad blog about their experience:

Trinity McFadden ('21) Study Abroad blog post:
Embracing My Identities in the UAE
Marshall Hurst ('21) Study Abroad blog post:
Everyday Adventures in Zagreb, Croatia; Studying Abroad as a Deaf Student

Additional International Opportunities

These international programs and fellowships include options for undergraduate students or after graduation opportunities.