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All majors at RIT can study abroad, and it’s an ideal opportunity for you to gain a new perspective on your major, understand the global reach of your field of study, and develop cross-cultural skills that will prepare you for your career. Planning early, discussing your plans with your academic advisor and working with a study abroad advisor to find a good program fit will set you on the path to have a memorable experience while staying on track to graduation.

  • Planning early and saving a few free electives or liberal arts courses to supplement your major-specific can provide you with more flexibility in program options.
  • If looking for major-specific coursework abroad, a good place to start is with your college specific info sheet which highlights the benefits of studying abroad for a particular career path and identifies overseas programs that provide course offerings that align with specific majors. (Remember that this tool is a starting point as you explore programs and you are not restricted to studying abroad on the programs listed on these sheets).
  • Always discuss with your academic advisor how the courses you choose to take abroad will count towards your degree. To ensure you stay on track to graduation, you will complete a course pre-approval form to determine how credit will be applied to your degree (your study abroad advisor will discuss this in more detail).
  • Remember that if you can’t fit a full semester abroad into your academic plan at RIT, summer programs and short-term faculty-led programs are a great alternative.

College of Art & Design
College of Engineering
College of Engineering Technology

College of Liberal Arts
College of Science
Saunders College of Business

Beyond Your Major Abroad
If you have flexibility in your academic path, you don’t have to limit yourself to taking major-specific coursework abroad!

  • Taking minor or immersion credits abroad is a great way to fit in a study abroad experience, may offer a wider variety of applicable coursework, and gives you more flexibility on the length of time you spend abroad. (this list outlines some programs abroad that have immersion-specific coursework)
  • Consider taking general education or elective courses abroad that might be on a unique subject that you’ve always been interested in or is a course that might not be offered at RIT.
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