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
Collaborations with our foreign partners and institutions are essential to the success of our global activities. The University of Rochester has developed formal partnerships in over 30 countries around the world.
The GPF was established to promote research and scholarly collaboration across the globe, focusing on relationships that are scalable and sustainable and will likely lead to future research and academic outputs (e.g., joint publications, grants, and other funding, co-teaching, etc.). Awards are available primarily to support University academic and research faculty to offset the costs of international research and teaching collaboration, either at UR or abroad.
Beginning in fall 2018, the University of Rochester’s Office for Global Engagement will be working in conjunction with the Warner School of Education to provide a non-credit bearing English Language Program (ELP) for newly admitted or matriculated international students. By developing the program in-house, we will be able to deepen and expand offerings in concert with school and departmental needs more effectively and at a lower cost. The ELP is open to graduate students and offers modules in Academic Reading & Writing and Academic Speaking & Listening.
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.
In 2012, Rochester joined WUN, a consortium of 21 global universities. WUN hosts interdisciplinary research groups, promotes short-term overseas research visits, and coordinates events, conferences, and virtual seminars.
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.