A Foggy Morning Hike, Interlaken, Switzerland, October 2014, Victoria Stepanova ’15, a health, behavior, and society major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
The Locals, Dorset, England, April 2014, Margaret Dalton ’15, an English and psychology double major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
Kyoto, Japan, December 2014, Brian Levine ’15, an economics and political science double major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
A Back Flip into the Black Sea, Egypt, June 2013, Dillon Bowman ’15, international relations major. Rochester Review 2014 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
Hot Air Balloons Ascend, Cappadocia, Turkey, November 2014, Aaron Schaffer ’15, an international relations major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
Connecting Rochester and the World
Since its founding, the University of Rochester has transformed the city, the region, the nation, and the world.
The University is an increasingly global institution. We draw students from all over the world, compete internationally for the most talented faculty, and establish international research partnerships.
The needs of a global society are becoming more complex, and the demands on a research university such as Rochester are increasingly urgent. With the aid of the Office for Global Engagement, Rochester can meet those demands.
This past year, the Discover Grant program, which began in 2014, received requests from more than 125 students asking for $450,000 worth of research funding. With a budget of $165,000 the Office of Undergraduate Research was able to approve 90 percent of the proposals, though some requests were only partially funded. “The goal is to make summer projects possible,”says Ann Robinson, office administrator at the Office of Undergraduate Research.
The Center for Education Abroad is pleased to invite you to the annual Global Fair on Friday, October 28 between 1-4pm. The fair will be held in the brand new Meliora Grand Ballroom in Douglass Commons. At the fair, you will be able to talk with partner universities from around the world, education abroad advisers, students that have returned from abroad, and representatives from UR offices and departments.
Kenneth Imade '16 of electrical and computer engineering climbed the Great Wall of China while studying abroad in Hong Kong.
Read his story and learn more about study abroad opportunities at the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Anthropologist Robert Foster began visiting Papua New Guinea as a doctoral student in the 1980s, when long lines at payphones were the norm. When he returned in 2010, he found a familiar place transformed.
Physicist Segev BenZvi and scientists at an ambitious observatory are using simple but groundbreaking tools understand the workings of cosmic and gamma rays in the Earth's atmosphere while also contributing to the search for dark matter.
Rochester's Baja team served as host ambassadors to Team Helios Racing, in town for the Society of Automotive Engineers race. “They love Baja, we love Baja," says UR Baja president Alycia Abbott ’16. "To be able to sit with them and discuss how they approach this crazy thing we dedicate our lives to is a great opportunity.”
Did you know?
The University has been designated as one of the “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars, 2013–14.”