News by Topic: Global Engagement

With international campuses located in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, along with numerous study abroad, international research opportunities, and faculty-led excursions, RIT maintains a strong global network, giving students and faculty the chance expand their horizons across the world.

  • September 24, 2021

    historic photo of women in a cooking lab.

    Registration open for worldwide Mechanics Institute virtual conference

    Registration is open for Mechanics’ Institutes Worldwide 2021, a free virtual conference on Oct. 15 honoring the 200th anniversary of the founding of the first Mechanics Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. RIT's Corinna Schlombs and Liz Call will virtually join experts from around the world as they share knowledge on the start of the Mechanics’ Institute movement in the 19th century and what the movement represents today.

  • August 24, 2021

    flags from countries around the world hanging from a tall ceiling.

    Fall marks the return of in-person global education experiences for RIT students

    Dozens of RIT students are once again crisscrossing the globe this year for in-person international education experiences. Thirteen students from RIT’s global campuses and 11 students from RIT’s international exchange partners came to study at RIT’s campus in Rochester this fall. Meanwhile, 16 students from RIT’s Rochester campus have headed off for study abroad experiences across the world.

  • August 23, 2021

    Peace Corps logo.

    RIT receives Peace Corps Prep designation

    RIT has received the “Peace Corps Prep” designation, enabling its students to take certain classes to better prepare them for service in the Peace Corps upon graduation. RIT is the first university in Western New York to receive the designation, and the fifth in the state.

  • August 20, 2021

    RIT President David Munson speaking at a podium next to an American Sign Language interpreter.

    Progress on track despite pandemic, Munson says

    Students, faculty, and staff are starting a new year during a continuing global pandemic. But that’s not stopping the momentum of student success, research, fundraising, and building projects designed to make RIT even better. That was just part of the message RIT President David Munson told the university community this morning at his annual President’s Address.

  • June 24, 2021

    group of students standing on a lawn holding flags from their native countries.

    A stronger global presence  

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Paul Keller, director of international enrollment, about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on international student enrollment.

  • June 8, 2021

    students working in a science lab around 1900-1920.

    Proposals wanted for Scotland’s Mechanics Institute virtual conference

    A celebration honoring the 200th anniversary of the founding of the first Mechanics Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, will include a virtual conference this fall. RIT Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Ellen Granberg serves on the international advisory committee for Mechanics’ Institutes Worldwide 2021, and is encouraging RIT faculty to submit paper proposals.