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Global Engagement

  • Le Montagne, Chambray, France, March 2015, Karen Ruiz ’16, a psychology major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winner.
  • A Cloudy Day in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2015, Kendall Gildersleeve ’17, a Russian major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
  • The Ant and the Water Buffalo, Yasothon Province, Thailand, September 2015, Jamie Rudd ’17, an anthropology and English major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest winner.
  • Lighthouse between the Atlantic and Pacific, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, December 2015, Laurel Barkan ’17, an international relations major. Rochester Review 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest honorable mention.
  • An Unlikely Moon, Paris, France, October 2015, Casey Waldren ’17, a computer science 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.

Mia Alvar reading an excerptAuthor Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize

Mia Alvar was named the 2016 recipient of the Kafka Prize for Fiction presented by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Department of English. The award is being given for her book "In the Country", which "provides insights into the rarely written lives of first-generation Filipinos living in the Middle East and the United States."

Student in Borca di Cadore, Italy,University funds undergraduate research globally

This past year, the Discover Grant program, 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.

Education Abroad Poster with Globe ImageGlobal Fair: Education Abroad

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-great-wallEngineers can study abroad

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

illustration of satellite over the earthThe future is calling in the South Pacific

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.

fea-hawcObservatoryCatching some gamma rays in central Mexico

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.

More global news…


Did you know?

The University has been designated as one of the “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars, 2013–14.”