Study Abroad for NTID Students
- RIT Access Services support for study abroad programs is available as funds allow. Contact Angela Hauser at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- If you plan on using Video Relay Service (VRS) while abroad, you must notify your VRS service provider before you go and provide your travel dates and travel locations in order to access your VRS services abroad.
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.
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. Upcoming NTID faculty-led programs:
|France: History, Culture & Deaf Studies||Paris, Toulose, Marseilles, France||Spring Course/
|Contact Faculty-Director Lisa Johnston (email@example.com)|
Study Abroad Scholarships
- RIT Education Abroad Travel Grant - Available for RIT Global Campus, Faculty-Led, and Exchange programs ($500-$1,000). Students are automatically considered for this funding if you have a pending application in the RIT study abroad Compass for an eligible program. Awards are based on financial need.
- 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.
- Other featured study abroad scholarships - keep in mind that scholarship deadlines are often early, so it’s best to investigate these early in your study abroad application process.
- RIT Study Abroad Scholarships - RIT college and department scholarships that can support a study abroad program of your choice
- National Study Abroad Scholarships - Nationally competitive scholarships that fund a study abroad program of your choice.
- Funded Programs - Competitive international programs to study, research, learn a language, or intern abroad that are mostly or fully funded.
NTID Global Ambassadors
Study Abroad Global Ambassadors are returned NTID study abroad students who can answer any questions you may have from a student perspective – feel free to reach out to them via email or social media.
|Abby Jones||ASL-Eng Interpretation||
Summer Psychology in Croatia
|Keyazsha Ashford||Design and Imaging Technology||Deaf Culture and History: South Korea (RIT Faculty-Led)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
- Fulbright Deafness Studies Award - Funding for graduate students to conduct research or teach in Italy for 6 months. Must be fluent in ASL and proficient in a Romance language (email Jenny.Sullivan@rit.edu for more info.)
- Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship - funding for upcoming or recent graduates to complete an independent art or creative project abroad. Must be an NTID or Deaf/HOH student. Email Jenny.Sullivan@rit.edu for more info.)
- World Endeavors - Deaf education volunteer projects in Ecuador
- VoluntEars - Deaf volunteering overseas (Ghana, Nepal, or Sri Lanka) at Deaf schools
- Deafworlds - Work with signing Deaf communities in developing countries