Global Engagement Seminar
Upon your return, you will attend the Global Engagement Seminar, a program designed to help you “unpack” your experiences. You will learn valuable tools for communicating the skills you gained overseas to future employers during your co-op/job search and is also a great way to share your experiences, your photos and your excitement with each other. You will receive information on the date of the Global Engagement Seminar after you return from your study abroad program.
Global Ambassador Program
Did you have a life changing experience while studying abroad? Was there something you learned that you wished you had been told before you left? Work as a Global Ambassador for RIT Global and make an impact on other students as they prepare for their own profound overseas journey! Even if you only went abroad for a few weeks, consider being a Global Ambassador. As a Global Ambassador you will help us recruit students by sharing your personal experience, photos and advice with students through a variety of RIT Global events including the Study Abroad Fair, information tables, Pre-Departure etc. and by connecting with students one-on-one. The Global Ambassador is a paid position, and we recruit students at the beginning of each semester.
How To Apply
- Go to the Compass.
- Log in with your RIT Username and Password.
- On the Search Programs tab at the top select “RIT” as the Provider and enter the keywords “Global Ambassador”
- Select the “Global Ambassador” Program and click Apply Now for the appropriate academic year.
- Complete all of the fields in each section of the application. Make sure to press Save & Continue on each page.
- Once you have collected a green check mark for each section indicating that the section is complete, go to Review & Save and SUBMIT your application.
If you are interested in going overseas again for an extended amount of time to earn a Master’s degree, teach English or conduct research, consider applying for a prestigious fellowship such as the Fulbright, Rhodes or Marshall. Please visit the Fellowships section of this website for more information.
Other Opportunities to Go Abroad
Still have the bug? There are many other ways you can go overseas and former study abroad candidates are usually good candidates for these opportunities. Visit the links below to learn more.
Participate in the Global Learning Symposium
The Global Learning Symposium is an event that takes place each spring that showcases your academic accomplishments from your study abroad experience and is hosted by the RIT Education Abroad office and provost Dr. Jeremy Haefner. Students have the opportunity to share a class project, research findings, portfolio/display of creative work, internship project or volunteer project from your time abroad. A call for proposals is typically extended in March each year and all returned study abroad students are able to participate. For more information, contact Michelle Fitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become A Global Citizen
A global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community's values and practices. As a returned study abroad student you have a unique opportunity to continue to build on your experience by getting involved in various ways:
- Continue studying a foreign language or learn a new language. Use language apps like DuoLingo or software like Rosetta Stone.
- Befriend a newly arrived international student. You might remember how difficult it was when you first arrived in your host-country and how nice it would have been to have a friend available to help you adjust to a new country. Volunteer with RIT International Student Services or with the RIT English Language Center.
- Join the RIT Global Union or other RIT international or cultural club to volunteer and participate in international events on campus.
- Get involved in your local community by volunteering with international organizations in Rochester or your hometown.