Summer in Rochester Fair

Staying in Rochester for the summer? Haven’t stayed before but might be considering it? Come to the Summer in Rochester Fair on Wednesday, February 11th, from 1pm to 4 pm in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, to check out all that Rochester has to offer!

The fair will include campus offices, local businesses and organizations showcasing what services they offer during the summer!


Stop by and enjoy some free food, a summer classic: the corn dog! Visit the Summer Sessions table to tell us how YOU would improve the Rochester Summer Session experience and enter to win a $100 Starbucks gift card. Take your photo at the “Summer Selfie Station.” Take your best Summer Selfie for a chance to win cool, summer themed prizes!

Campus Offices include: Office of Undergraduate Research, Office of Admissions, Dining Services, Orientation, Wilson Commons Student Activities, and the Office of Summer Programs and Part-Time Studies.

Local Businesses and Organizations include: Breathe Yoga, Corner Bakery Cafe, The Little Blue Cheese Shop, The Corn Hill Arts Festival, Westside Farmers Market, UR Bookstore, and Camp Good Days and Special Times.

The Summer in Rochester Fair is sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities and the Office of Summer Programs and Part-Time Studies.

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Don’t forget to stop by the Annual Study Abroad Global Fair

Friday, January 30, 2015
Wilson Commons, May Room and Bridge Lounge
1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Annual Study Abroad Global Fair is designed to help students learn more about overseas opportunities available to them.

The Fair features study abroad programs with which the University of Rochester has formal affiliations and exchange agreements. There are information tables for all UR study abroad programs, as well as other semester, year, and summer international opportunities. Representatives from the following programs will be present: the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and Internships in Europe (EPA). University of Rochester Faculty will also be present with information on their summer programs including: Historical Archaeology Field School in Smith’s Island, Bermuda (summer), French Sign Language and Deaf Culture in France (summer), Malawi Immersion Seminar (summer), and San Martino Archaeological Field School.

Study Abroad FairRepresentatives from the Financial Aid Office will be on hand to advise students and a travel agent will be present to provide information about transportation and International Student ID Cards. Other offices that will be present to answer questions and provide information include: the Office for Minority Student Affairs, the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College Center for Advising Services, the Dean of Freshmen, and the Dean of Sophomores and many other departments.

Finally, study abroad returnees provide peer advising as they share stories and advice based on their own overseas studies.


Do you need to apply for a new passport? At the Fair a representative of the City of Rochester will be on campus with application materials. You may pick up the paperwork, or apply for a passport on the spot. This is only for new passports – passport renewals are available by mail only. There will also be a photographer to take passport size photos. Prices for photos are $15 (cash or check).

If you want to apply for a passport, come prepared with the following:

  • Your birth certificate with raised seal or certified copy OR naturalization papers.
  • Your driver’s license or other government issued photo ID, such as old passport.
  • Your checkbook. The fees are as follows:
    • New Passport – $135 ($110 to the U.S. Department of State and $25 to the City of Rochester)

A photographer will take passport photos on-site. Processing time for passports is normally four to six weeks.

More passport details

Download the passport application forms

Guide to the Annual Global Fair

What is available Description
Information packs Contains a study abroad info meeting schedule and a basic study abroad information flyer.
Program Tables Staffed by students, faculty and staff, with at least one person representing a program.
UR Office Tables Staffed by representatives from: Career Center, Advising Services, Fellowships, Financial Aid, Kearns Center, OMSA, Dean of Freshmen, Sophomore Committee.
US Passport Pick up passport application materials from City Clerk or apply on the spot. Photos can be taken on the spot.

How to navigate the Global Fair

Global Fair Navigation Chart

Questions you should consider asking:

  • Why did you decide to study abroad?
  • Why did you choose your particular location/program?
  • What do you wish you had known before studying abroad?
  • How hard is it to be a XXXXX major and study abroad?
  • What are some courses to take to prepare me for studying abroad?
  • How can your study abroad program meet my academic needs?
  • Can I study abroad as part of the Take Five Scholars Program?
  • What are the advantages of doing an internship while abroad?
  • How will studying abroad affect my résumé, job or graduate school applications?

PDF Guide to the Annual Global Fair

Programs and Offices Represented

  • Advanced Studies in England
  • Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • Hebrew University, Israel (materials only)
  • Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • College Year in Athens
  • Kearns Center/ McNair Program
  • Career and Internship Center
  • Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
  • DIS Copenhagen Denmark
  • Braude College Exchange, Israel (for mechanical engineering majors)
  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • PUCP Peru Exchange
  • Jagiellonian University Exchange, Poland
  • Summer programs:
    • Archaeological Excavation in Italy
    • Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo)
    • Malawi Africa
    • Bermuda Archaeology
    • Chemical Engineering/Sustainability
    • Creative Expression through Choreograph (Greece)
    • French Sign Language in France
    • Jagiellonian University, Poland
    • Latin Epigraphy
  • Exchange programs table:
    • American University in Cairo, Australian National University, Bristol University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology , Meiji Gakuin University, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Seoul Nat’l University, University of Sussex, University of Western Australia, University of York, Uppsala University
  • College Center for Academic Support: Take Five Scholars, Health Professions, KEY Program
  • Fellowships
  • Internships in Europe – summer and semester
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Arezzo Italy (fall only)
  • Office of Minority Student Affairs

PDF Global Fair Directory

Study Archaeology in Torano di Borgorose

The San Martino Archaeological Field School is a summer program designed to teach students about archaeological field and laboratory methods, geophysical prospection in archaeology, and the archaeology of ancient Italy. The course is taught on site in  central Italy, and participants learn through first-hand experience  excavating at the San Martino site as well as through lab work,  assisting in geophysical studies, lectures, readings, and guided  museum and archaeological site visits. Participants live in the small town of Torano di Borgorose, where they have the opportunity to  learn about life in modern as well as ancient Italy.  The program runs from  July 10 – August 10, 2015. For more information visit

Torano di Borgorose, Italy

Study in Russia this Summer: No prerequisites!

In June, the sun doesn’t set in St. Petersburg until well after midnight and the pearl of Russian Imperial architecture glows most brightly. Known as the “Venice of the North” because of its many canals and rivers, St. Petersburg is liveliest during the four weeks of our program, when the streets are bustling and opportunities for cultural contact are the greatest.  There are no prerequisites!   Students receive 6 credits for either RUS 107 or RUS 157 or RUS 207, all of which count toward a humanities cluster in Russian, or toward a Major or Minor in Russian or Russian Studies. The program runs from May 24 – June 21, 2015.  For more information visit