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Academic Opportunities

Education Abroad

Education abroad is open to students in all majors. The Center for Education Abroad’s advising staff works closely with students to enable them to find the program best suited to their academic interests. Advisors will also direct students to scholarships. General information meetings are held on a regular basis. 


Education abroad programs provide qualified students a semester, year, summer, or other short-term of overseas study experience. Currently, more than 70 different Rochester-sponsored opportunities are available in more than 40 countries.

Students are also welcome to take part in programs offered by other American colleges and universities. Options include “on-location” courses taught by Rochester faculty overseas, university exchanges, internships, research, non-credit programs, and traditional study abroad programs.

For more information, contact the Center for Education Abroad in 2-161 Dewey Hall.

Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-led, on-location programs are currently offered in Ecuador, France, Greece, Haiti, Italy, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Korea, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, and England. Through these programs students can become immersed in the culture and language of their visiting country, participate in archaeological digs, or study theater in the some city that Shakespeare made his home. 


Exchange Programs 

Exchange programs permit Rochester students to “trade places” with their counterparts from overseas universities. Some options include Australia, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Poland, Peru, Singapore and Sweden.  Engineering students have additional options in China, Denmark, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, and Spain, among others.



The Internships in Europe programs are located in England, Scotland, Belgium, Germany, and Spain and are open to students majoring in a wide variety of fields. Students take coursework paired with a related internship. Semester programs are offered in all locations, and eight-week summer internships are available in Belgium, England, and Germany.


Other Programs

Rochester belongs to several consortia that provide access to programs through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Through IES and CIEE, the University of Rochester provides semester and academic year programs in over 25 different countries. 

Rochester is also a member of the Advanced Studies in England consortium, which is a semester or yearlong program focusing on British Studies in Bath, Oxford, and Stratford.

The University of Rochester is also affiliated with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen and Stockholm, the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and the College Year in Athens (CYA) program.

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