Programs and Partnerships
International engagement is an indispensable part of life at the University of Rochester—from our lecture halls and performance spaces to our community partnerships and outreach programs.
But we’re committed to doing more. That’s why we are:
- Expanding international partnerships in research
- Increasing opportunities for our students to study and work abroad
- Connecting with major emerging universities from around the globe
- Adding study abroad opportunities in Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific
International Services Office (ISO)
ISO provides services and resources to international students, scholars, employees, and other visitors to the University, as well as departments that host and support them. We issue visa documents, advise on immigration matters, and help meet U.S. reporting requirements.
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
In 2012, Rochester joined WUN, a consortium of 17 global universities. WUN hosts interdisciplinary research groups, promotes short-term overseas research visits, and coordinates events, conferences, and virtual seminars.
Education and Study Abroad
By the time they graduate, nearly one-third of our undergraduate students have studied abroad—double the national average. Whether it’s for a few weeks, a semester, or a full year, find the international experience best for you.
Learn more about study abroad opportunities by school:
- The College
- Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Eastman School of Music Conservatory Exchange Program
The University’s international community makes our campus a vibrant, eclectic, and exciting place to study and live. We can provide information about applying, scholarships, English language exams, and more.
More than 8,000 Rochester alumni live outside the U.S. No matter where you are in the world, stay connected to your alma mater and each other.
Rochester offers programs in 18 different foreign languages, including new programs in Korean and Turkish. Housed in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, these courses are open to students, faculty, and staff from all schools and divisions within the University.
International & Area Studies
Several programs and departments have an international or cross-cultural focus, including Modern Languages and Cultures, African and African American Studies, Polish and Central European Studies, and East Asian Studies.
- African and African-American Studies
- Archaeology, Technology & Historical Structures
- East Asian Studies
- International Relations
- Modern Languages & Cultures
- Polish and Central European Studies