The Study Abroad Living Learning Community provides residents with the opportunity to leverage their interest in study abroad and passion for other cultures to create a personalized, unique RIT experience. With the help of RIT Education Abroad, Housing Operations and the Center for Residence Life, students will determine how study abroad fits into their personal and academic goals. Members of the community will be able to live with other students who share their interest in international travel, learn about other cultures’ history, traditions and values and participate in international-themed activities and events. In addition, participants will take the initial steps of making study abroad a reality by creating a personalized Study Abroad Strategic Plan, with support in outlining what they value in a study abroad experience, benefits to study abroad, and options for financing their journey.
Incoming first year students will live in Colby Hall and upper class students have the opportunity to live in Global Village. First year students who are interested in expanding their global awareness and who want to learn more about study abroad are welcome to self-select the community when making their housing decision in June. Applications to apply for Global Village housing typically open in November each year.
Personalized Study Abroad Strategic Plan
Students living in the Study Abroad Living & Learning Community will work to complete a Personalized Study Abroad Strategic Plan that will help you outline your goals, best program matches and opportunities for funding a study abroad program. This plan can be accessed via MyCourses or printed out here. Resources, including links to articles and videos, to help you complete the plan can be found here.