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RIT Global

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.

  • Saving a few free electives or liberal arts courses to supplement your major-specific coursework abroad can provide you with more flexibility in program options.
  • 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 Health Sciences & Technology
College of Liberal Arts

College of Science
Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences
Saunders College of Business
Graduate Students

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.
  • 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.