Education Abroad

The Annual Study Abroad Global Fair

Friday, January 29, 2016
Wilson Commons, May Room and Bridge Lounge
1 - 3 p.m.

The Annual Study Abroad Global Fair is designed to help students learn more about overseas opportunities available to them.

The fair features study abroad programs with which the University of Rochester has formal affiliations and exchange agreements. There are information tables for all UR study abroad programs, as well as other semester, year, and summer international opportunities. Representatives from the following programs will be present: the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and Internships in Europe (EPA). University of Rochester faculty will also be present with information on their summer programs including: Historical Archaeology Field School in Smith's Island, Bermuda (summer), French Sign Language and Deaf Culture in France (summer), Malawi Immersion Seminar (summer), and San Martino Archaeological Field School.

Representatives from the Financial Aid Office will be on hand to advise students and a travel agent will be present to provide information about transportation and International Student ID Cards. Other offices that will be present to answer questions and provide information include: the Office for Minority Student Affairs, the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College Center for Advising Services, the dean of freshmen, and the dean of sophomores and many other departments.

Finally, study abroad returnees provide peer advising as they share stories and advice based on their own overseas studies.


Do you need to apply for a new passport? At the fair a representative of the City of Rochester will be on campus with application materials. You may pick up the paperwork, or apply for a passport on the spot. This is only for new passports - passport renewals are available by mail only. There will also be a photographer to take passport size photos. Prices for photos are $15 (cash or check).

If you want to apply for a passport, come prepared with the following:

A photographer will take passport photos on-site. Processing time for passports is normally four to six weeks.

More passport details

Download the passport application forms

Guide to the Annual Global Fair

What is availableDescription
Information packs Contains a study abroad info meeting schedule and a basic study abroad information flyer.
Program Tables Staffed by students, faculty and staff, with at least one person representing a program.
UR Office Tables Staffed by representatives from: Career Center, Advising Services, Fellowships, Financial Aid, Kearns Center, OMSA, Dean of Freshmen, Sophomore Committee.
US Passport Pick up passport application materials from City Clerk or apply on the spot. Photos can be taken on the spot.

How to navigate the Global Fair

Global Fair Navigation Chart

Questions you should consider asking:

PDF Guide to the Annual Global Fair

Programs and Offices Represented in 2016 (updated list for 2017 will be available in January, 2017)

PDF Global Fair Directory