The Study/Work Abroad Fair is an opportunity to gather information, ask basic questions, and identify resources available. This is a great time to compare services of various providers and find out more about upcoming information sessions.This is your one-stop shop for all things international! Representatives will be available from organizations offering opportunities including, but not limited to study, work, and volunteering abroad. (Open to RIT students only).
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. Visit https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/global/types-programs
- Look at the attached list of organizations attending and do some basic research on their programs.
- 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).
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:
Look for our study abroad alumni who 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.
- Go to https://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student/international-experience to learn more about work abroad opportunities.
- Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor (585-475-4466) or co-op office (585-475-2301).
- Start to research scholarships and grants at fellowships.rit.edu and https://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student/work-abroad#Resources
- Discuss opportunities with your parents and/or family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a resume?
No, you will be collecting information and networking and getting your questions answered
Do I need to wear a suit?
No you do not; this is not a career fair therefore no suit is required
Do I need to meet with Career Services before the fair?
No you do not, please attend the fair, Career Services Office will have a table and you will be able to ask us any question on that day
Where can I find a list of the Universities/Organizations attending?
They are listed in Handshake under the events tab
Do I need my ID?
Yes you will need to swipe in
New York University
Institute of International Education
Syracuse University Abroad
IAESTE United States