Study & Work Abroad Fair – Annual Event in September
Date: TBA for 2021
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
Location: SAU (lobby and Fireside Lounge)
The Study & Work Abroad Fair is an opportunity for students to gather information from international program providers, learn about RIT opportunities available, get questions answered, and identify resources available to jump start their study or work abroad experience. This is a great time for students to compare services of various providers and find out more about upcoming programs.
Study Abroad organizations attending:
- Arcadia - variety of programs and locations
- CIS Abroad - variety of programs and locations
- CIEE - variety of programs and locations (many great scholarship opportunities for RIT students)
- DIS Abroad - programs in Denmark and Sweden
- IES Abroad - variety of programs and locations
- SAI - programs in Italy, Spain, France (liberal arts, art, design)
- SRISA - programs in art, design, liberal arts in Italy
- SUNY Oswego Study Abroad - variety of programs and locations
- Syracuse Study Abroad - variety of programs and locations
- School for Field Studies - science-based field study and research programs
- The Hacker Exchange - entrepreneurship and business start-up programs in Australia
- RIT Croatia, RIT Dubai, RIT Kosovo
- College specific tables for SCB, KGCOE, CLA, CET, CAD, COS, GCCIS, NTID, CHST showcasing RIT faculty-led and exchange programs
Work abroad organizations attending:
- A Door to Italy - intern and work abroad
- Global Experiences - international internships
- Sage Corps - intern abroad at international start-up companies
- U.S. Dept. of State - government jobs
- Stint Ireland - internships in Ireland
Volunteer abroad providers attending:
- Peace Corps - volunteer opportunities around the world
Make The Most of the Fair!
To make the most of the fair here are a few tips to keep in mind:
BEFORE THE FAIR:
- Attend a Study Abroad 101 meeting prior to the fair to get an overview of study abroad at RIT.
- Learn the basics of program options, cultural immersion and application process.
- Call 585-475-4466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do some research to understand different kinds of study abroad program types before the fair. Learn about different program types here.
- Talk with your academic advisor about how an international experience would best fit into your degree program.
- Think about your priorities for choosing a program (ex. Language of instruction, length of program, cultural immersion, cost).
- Start learning about the organizations attending and do some basic research on their programs.
AT THE FAIR:
- Pick up a map when you first arrive in order to plan who you would like to talk to.
- Start by checking with your college table to find out which programs would work best for your major and college specific considerations for studying abroad. Also visit other college tables that may offer programs for your minor, immersion or electives.
- Have some questions ready to ask our visiting providers:
- What kinds of programs do you have for (ex. Engineering) majors?
- What kinds of programs do you have to (ex. Australia)?
- Do you offer internship opportunities?
- What types of housing options are available? Apartments, dorms, home stays (staying with a local family)?
- What would the application requirements be?
- Will I be studying with other US students or international students?
- Do you offer scholarships for your programs?
- Hear from other students. Our Global Ambassadors (returned study abroad students) will be at the fair and are happy to answer questions about their experience.
AFTER THE FAIR
- Login to the Compass to search for study abroad programs.
- Attend specific program info. sessions for your college or program you are interested in.
- Learn more about work abroad opportunities here.
- Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor (585-475-4466) or co-op office (585-475-5479).
- Start to research study abroad scholarships and grants at fellowships.rit.edu.