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Global Engagement

  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

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.

2016-06-07_Team_Helios_034India Baja team gets ride of their lives in Rettner Hall ‘fab lab’

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.”

fea-saxophone-projectEastman Saxophone Project tours China this summer

From concert halls to music camps, the popular student ensemble will bring its innovative performance style to four cities across China this July.

TIC_1stPlacewithTrophy-2Simon grad’s team wins Tibetan Innovation Challenge

Four judges awarded Tashi Organics first place—and a $5,000 cash prize—after watching 15-minute presentations from each of the five finalists, praising the “realistic” plan and stating they believe it can make a positive impact on Tibetan refugees.

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Did you know?

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