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Global Engagement

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.


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 Partners and Agreements

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 25 countries around the world.

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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.

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Intensive English Program (IEP)

University of Rochester ONCAMPUS, part of the Cambridge Education Group, is proud to work in partnership with the University of Rochester to offer a high-quality English language program for U of R newly admitted or matriculated international students.

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Intensive English Program for Affiliates of University of Rochester

University of Rochester ONCAMPUS, part of the Cambridge Education Group, is proud to work in partnership with the University of Rochester to offer an 8-week intensive English language program for intermediate English speakers who have a connection to the University of Rochester (staff member, or family of a staff member or student).

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Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

WUN logo


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.

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Education and Study Abroad

Two students holding Rocky the mascotBy 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


Undergraduate Admissions

photo of student with caption OSWALD CODJOE, FINANCIAL ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR 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.

Learn more from AS&E Undergraduate Admissions >>

Learn more from Eastman School of Music Undergraduate Admissions >>





two students at graduationMore 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.

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Foreign Languages

UR students and staff

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.

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International & Area Studies

BooksSeveral 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