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Coronavirus Update:

RIT’s emergency response team is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world. Unfortunately it has resulted in study abroad program disruption for RIT students worldwide and we are working with those students to make other arrangements. Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, RIT has made the difficult decision to cancel all RIT faculty-led, exchange and global campus programs that depart between now and June 15th.  This decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of students and faculty, as well as to provide a level of near-term certainty for all involved.

RIT has created a website about the coronavirus that is dedicated to sharing resources and providing up-to-date information about RIT policies and protocols regarding the virus. We will be posting updates there as well as reaching out directly to impacted students as the situation evolves. Please check your email often to learn details specific to your study abroad program or destination if necessary. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Sullivan, director of Education Abroad & International Fellowships at or (585) 475-3224.

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Study Abroad for Parents & Students

Welcome! We are very excited to be working with your RIT student as they prepare to study abroad. We recognize that this is an important decision, not only for your student, but also for you.

At RIT, our top priorities are student safety and successful academic integration. We work closely with students, faculty, academic advisors, financial aid advisors and our partners abroad to be sure our students have the most positive experience possible.

Please peruse these pages to understand more about the types of programs available to students, the application process, funding, and health and safety abroad. For more resources specifically about the practical preparations prior to travel, visit the Preparing to Go section of our website.



The Education Abroad and International Fellowships office is always available to answer questions from students and parents. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email (, by phone (585-475-4466) or in-person (RIT Global Office in Global Village).

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