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Global Engagement


Connecting Rochester and the World

Since its founding, the University of Rochester has transformed the city, the region, the nation, and the world.

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Office for Global Engagement

Our office is the central point of contact for any University units or external institutions interested in international travel, activities, or engagement.

International Services Office

ISO provides the University’s international population with immigration and related support services.

Center for Education Abroad

The center advises students who are planning for—or returning from—time spent abroad

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International Admissions

The University is home to over 2,300 international students and scholars. Learn about undergraduateand graduate studies at Rochester.

Programs & Partnerships

We’re connecting with universities around the globe to offer international opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and staff.

Travel Registry & Security

Going abroad as part of University-sponsored or supported program? Register your travel and review health, safety, and security information.

Visiting Students, Collaborators, & Researchers

Coming for a short-term visit or longer-term stay? Get help with registration, visa designations, documentation, living in Rochester, and more.


Institutional Strategic Plan for Global Engagement

Our office is developing a strategic plan that will define our priorities and goals over the next several years. Please take part and let your voice be heard.

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Latest news and updates

Support for Those Impacted by Turkiye Earthquakes

The Office for Global Engagement extends support to everyone impacted by the recent earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria.  For our international students worrying about loved ones at home while also coping with the pressures of academic life here in Rochester, … Continued

Equity and Inclusion Statement Following Mass Shooting in California

The killing of 11 people at a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California, has sent waves of sorrow and anger across the nation about the loss of life during a time that is supposed to be filled with … Continued

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Travel and Security: Your Safety and Well-being are Our Priority

University Faculty and Staff: We know global situations can change quickly. As such, faculty and staff must make use of all available resources when planning international business travel. It simply makes good sense. Registering with UR’s Office for Global Engagement … Continued