PeruRITStudyAbroad“ TRAVEL IS THE MOSTINTENSE MODE OF LEARNING”-KEVIN KELLY
Why Study Abroad? Examine your field of study from a newperspective. Meet global innovators. Gain professional skills to set youapart in a globalized work environment. Solve problems, take on new challenges. Follow your curiosity and experience theinterconnectedness of the world.Guatemala
Program LocationsOver 600programs in60 different Kosovocountries!Spain DubaiSouth AfricaDenmarkIrelandItalyAustralia
France5 Program TypesRussia
Global Campus Global Campuses RIT campuses in Croatia,Dubai, Kosovo Semester and Summeroptions Seamless study abroad Take RIT classes from RITfaculty Pay RIT tuition All classes in pitality &TourismPublic PolicyLiberal ArtsRIT DubaiRIT KosovoRIT Croatia DubrovnikRIT Croatia Zagreb
Faculty-Led Designed, developed and led by an RITfaculty member. Usually shorter in length (between 1-5weeks). Travel with other RIT students and facultymember as a cohort. May be part of a fall or spring course inRochester.Sweden
Affiliate Partner organizations that RIT works with Arcadia, CIEE, SAI, School for FieldStudies, etc. Semester, Summer, Winter Break,Academic Year Variety of coursework Scholarship funding available throughaffiliate partnersEngland
Exchange Direct RIT partnership with an overseasuniversity (enroll as an international student). Course discipline specific, very culturallyimmersive, language immersive.ChinaInternational Research Opportunity to participate in a research projectvia a faculty mentor.Colombia
Cultural Immersion Study Center Live with other Americans Enrolled in local University Home Stay Take classes in English Take classes in a foreignlanguage Planned activities/excursions Live and travel like a local
Coursework Study Abroad & Your Major – Every Major Can Study Abroad! Study abroad pathways identify the optimum time to fit in a semester abroad for your major Major dedicated pages at: studyabroad.rit.edu Study Abroad & Your Major Minor, immersion, liberal arts, or free electives More program choices available when your courses are flexible Try to save some electives or general education credits to take abroad Course Pre-Approval Form Stay on track to graduationEARLY PLANNING IS KEY! Especially for STEM majors If you want to apply for study abroadscholarshipsGhana
Program ConsiderationsThink about what your priorities are: Level of Cultural Immersion Coursework Location Cost Level of supportTalking with a study abroad advisor canbe helpful in determining what is mostimportant to you.Dubai
Program CostsAll programs will at least charge: Tuition Program Fee(housing, in-country orientation, airport transportation,excursions built into program) Out-of-pocket expenses(flight, personal spending money, meals (if notincluded in program fee), in-country transportation(bus pass, taxi, etc))Using Financial Aid Full time while abroad (12 credits) – mayuse RIT and federal aid. Half time while abroad (6 credits) – mayuse federal aid Budget worksheet provided by EducationAbroad office outlines expected costs. Bring to a meeting with your financial aidadvisor.
Study Abroad Scholarships RIT Study Abroad Scholarships: RIT Education Abroad Office Travel Grants ( 500- 1,000) Honors students 500 travel grant. Scholarships for study abroad offered through College of Business,College of Engineering Technology, College of Liberal Arts, NTID Many affiliate providers offer scholarship funding that iseasy to apply for. National scholarships:Gilman, Fund for Education Abroad, Diversity Abroad & more. Use the search tool at: fellowships.rit.eduEARLY PLANNING IS KEY!
International Fellowships Funding for: Undergraduate or graduate studies abroadConduct research abroadTeach English abroadProfessional developmentArts/creative projects abroadFulbright, Rhodes Scholarship, DAAD Rise,Critical Language Scholarship, Boren Usually require excellent academic andleadership records. Work with Education Abroad office tosubmit competitive applicationsSearch tool at: fellowships.rit.edu
FAQsHOW LONG CAN I GO FOR?As short as a few weeks to as long as a full year.WHEN DO MOST PEOPLE GO ABROAD?Most students tend to go their 2nd or 3rd year, but check with youradvisor to see when it best fits into your degree program.CAN I GO MORE THAN ONCE?Yes.HOW DO I CONVINCE MY PARENTS THAT STUDYINGABROAD IS A GOOD IDEA?Have your parents visit studyabroad.rit.edu and click on “Parents” link.GalapagosCAN I TALK TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ABROAD?Yes! We have student Global Ambassadors who work for our office and can share their experience withyou. See a list at: www.rit.edu/global/global-ambassadors
Next Steps1. Plan EARLY- Tell your academic advisor that you want to go abroad.2. Go to our website and log into Compass to search programs: studyabroad.rit.edu.3. When you have narrowed down your choices to a few programs, make an appointmentwith a study abroad advisor to learn about the application [email protected] or 585-475-4466 Start your applications at least 6 months beforeyou plan to go abroad. Start planning a year in advance if you plan onapplying for scholarships.Roseanne DiFlorioAdvisor, AffiliateProgramsMaureen ShannonAdvisor, GlobalCampus Programs