Study Abroad

Study Abroad

RIT Dubai students have the opportunity to study abroad in our main campus in Rochester, NY, USA or any of RIT’s Global Campuses. Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to learn beyond the classroom and develop skills to be successful both personally and professionally in a rapidly changing global society. Go Global!

Global Scholars Program

(previously “Study Abroad in New York”)

RIT Dubai students may apply to the Global Scholars Program to study for 1 or 2 terms at our main campus in Rochester, NY.  Students will live in RIT housing, eat in the dining halls, and take classes alongside the main campus students.  This is a great opportunity for students to experience life on a US university campus, as well as see first-hand the world-class university that we are a part of!

Please note:

  • Students may participate in the Global Scholars Program for up to 2 terms.
  • Undergraduate students must complete at least 2 semesters full-time at RIT; Graduate students must complete at least 1 semester at RIT.
  • Students must, at a minimum, be in Good Standing to apply (Undergrad: 2.0 cum GPA; Grad: 3.0 cum GPA).
  • BS Mechanical Engineering students must have a 3.0 cum GPA and have completed MECE 203 Strength of Materials and MECE 210 Fluid Mechanics before their study abroad semester. ME Mechanical Engineering students are recommended to have a 3.5 cum GPA and must have completed 6 courses before their study abroad semester.

If you are interested in the Global Scholars Program, please attend a Global Scholars Information Session and/or go through the slides here. You will find the link to the online application form in the slides as well as information about the Orbis Scholarship. Also, make sure to discuss your interest and how studying abroad might impact your graduation plan with your Academic Advisor.

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2019: March 22nd, 2019

Study Abroad in Croatia

RIT Dubai students may also apply to study abroad at RIT Croatia. RIT Croatia has 2 campuses, which offer the programs listed below, however students in other programs may consider going to Croatia as courses are offered in various disciplines and special programs are also offered in the summer.

If you are interested in studying in Croatia for a semester or one of the special summer programs, please attend a Study Abroad in Croatia Information Session or go through the slides here. Then contact your Academic Advisor to discuss your interest, course options, and the application process.

Zagreb campus

Dubrovnik campus

  • BS International Business
  • BS IT/Web and Mobile Computing
  • BS Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • BS IT/Web and Mobile Computing

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2019: February 18th, 2019

Summer Programs 2019

Deadline to Apply for Summer 2019: February 18th, 2019

Study Abroad in Kosovo

If you are interested in learning in a “living laboratory” of history to explore war and peace, conflict and reconstruction, consider RIT Kosovo’s Peace and Conflict Summer Program.  The program is in its 9th year and allows students to complete 6 credits and take part in a 1-week study tour to Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia.

For program details, course options, and application, click here.

Click here to download the Program Flyer.

*150 Euro DISCOUNT*:

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline for Summer 2019: March 1st, 2019
  • Regular Application Deadline for Summer 2019: May 10th, 2019