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RIT Global

Site visits are designed to give study abroad staff and faculty an in-depth look into study abroad programs available to RIT students or help faculty research and plan a faculty-led program. Participants will get to know on-site staff, experience components of the curriculum, and learn how programs could be customized to RIT’s needs.

Participants will

  • Experience study abroad programs first-hand
  • Meet with students and local staff
  • Learn what goes into a successful customized faculty-led program
  • Visit housing, internship sites, and academic partners


  • Use this experience to build a future faculty-led program
  • Connect with potential research partners
  • Gain a greater understanding of your students’ study abroad experience

COVID-19 Update

During the COVID-19 pandemic, international travel is limited to essential travel only. All international travel needs to be approved by Ellen Granberg, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and James Watters, Senior Vice President Finance and Administration.

Faculty-Led Program Development Site Visit Expectations

Site visit proposals are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Prior to your site visit:

  • Discuss your program and ideas with your department chair, college study abroad liaison, and the RIT Global office.
  • RIT Global will consult on program feasibility, timing, and competing with other programs.
  • Site visit funds may be provided by your department, college, or RIT Global. More info.

Affiliate Program Site Visit Expectations

Because affiliate site visits are discipline-specific, the RIT Global office will let the appropriate faculty/dean know when these opportunities arise. Your department may have to pay a nominal cost for the site visit.

After your site visit:

  • Meet with the RIT Global office to reflect on the program
  • If applicable, team up with the RIT Education Abroad office to promote and recruit students for the program
  • Discuss with your department chair and dean about potential collaborations


Jenny Sullivan