International Experiences

Through various international experiences, students can enhance their cultural understanding and broaden their global view. Study abroad, faculty-led international excursions, cultural exchanges, and semesters of study at RIT’s global campuses and at universities around the globe are all designed to immerse students in new cultures and expand their world view.

International Experience Opportunities

Study Abroad

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.

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International Fellowships

International fellowships and scholarships are financial awards granted to students to support study, research, or work abroad. Eligible students are selected through an often competitive application process.

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Faculty-led Programs

Faculty-led programs are designed by an RIT faculty member and are often project-based. The travel portion of the program is often short term and supplemented by on‑campus meetings or a formal class.

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Exchange Programs

RIT has developed a number of partnerships with institutions abroad which allow our students to directly enroll for a semester in exchange for an international student coming to RIT.

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Global Campuses

RIT has five international campuses in which a student can directly enroll. Students can enroll for a semester or academic year and special programming options are often offered during the summer or intersession terms.

RIT Dubai

RIT Dubai was established in 2008 to provide world-class university programs in the United Arab Emirates for students and professionals from the Middle East, North America, Africa, and South East Asia. The campus is strategically located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the world’s leading centers of advanced electronic innovation and design. RIT Dubai offers 10 undergraduate and six graduate programs.

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RIT Croatia (Dubrovnik)

RIT Croatia features campuses in both the small coastal city of Dubrovnik as well as the capital city of Zagreb. The Dubrovnik campus is located just a few steps from the main entrance to Old Town, a historic section of Dubrovnik. Undergraduate programs in web and mobile computing and international hospitality and service management, as well as several minors and immersions, are offered.

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RIT Croatia (Zagreb)

Zagreb is a bustling Central European-style city with classic and modern architecture, winding cobblestone streets, and old city neighborhoods. The Zagreb campus of RIT Croatia is located in Bundek Center, a brand new facility that includes apartment housing, restaurants, a fitness center, and coffee shops. Undergraduate programs in web and mobile computing and international business, in addition to a masters in service leadership and innovation, are offered.

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RIT Kosovo (Pristina)

RIT Kosovo offers a dynamic educational environment with a range of course offerings: liberal arts, information sciences, media, entrepreneurship, and management. RIT Kosovo, located just outside of downtown Pristina, near the beautiful Germia National Park, attracts students from more than 20 different countries.

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RIT China (Weihai)

RIT’s Saunders College of Business and the Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) School of Economics and Management began its strategic international partnership in 2012. As the inaugural international partner at the Weihai campus, RIT and BJTU offer a joint Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems.

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Global Learning Symposium

Returned study and work abroad students have the opportunity to present at the Annual Global Learning Symposium—a celebration of study and work abroad and an exhibition of your academic accomplishments from your international experience.

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Where do you want to go?

RIT offers over 600 study abroad programs in 60 different countries!