Rochester Global Connections

Rochester Global Connections brings local residents together with international college students and visitors. Their goal is to develop friendships and promote international understanding. New international students can be matched with local residents. These Friendship Volunteers provide practical help and social activities.

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English Language Center

RIT’s English Language Center offers advanced academic English courses for international students. Their full-time intensive English program is for non-degree and provisionally admitted students.

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Guest Workshops


If you are seeking additional financial support, we recommend reviewing our scholarship options.

Al and Margaret Davis International Scholarship
Provides scholarships for international students or students who assist international students. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Barbara Letvin Endowed International Student Emergency Fund
Provides emergency funds for international students with a short-term urgent need.

Bernard and Susan Smigel Memorial International Scholarship
Scholarship for international undergraduate and graduate students who have completed one year of full time academic study, with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Good Samaritan Scholarship for International Spanish Speaking Students
Provides scholarship support for Spanish speaking international students who attend RIT.

International Alumni Scholarship
Scholarship fund established by generous international alumni to provide support for worthy, bright, and needy international students, preferably in their junior or senior years.

Kramer Fund for International Student Events
Supports expenses for international student events both on and off-campus and transportation to cross-cultural community events.

For more information, please email our office