In our increasingly global world, living, learning, and studying with international students—and studying abroad in a culture different from your own—prepares you to become a global citizen.
China is a major player in today’s global economy. With business practices and relationships in China being very different from those commonly encountered in the U.S., a study abroad experience in China gives RIT students the extra edge that employers look for. Students at RIT China, located in Weihai, can study management information systems, complete liberal arts and business courses, and study Chinese language and culture.
With campuses in both the coastal city of Dubrovnik and the capital city of Zagreb, RIT Croatia finds itself nestled in a country rising in popularity as a tourist destination and booming with a bustling economy. With international businesses and world-class hotels and resorts just steps from our campuses, students studying international business, computing, and hospitality and tourism can gain meaningful experience studying abroad and living and learning in this energetic European destination.
Strategically located in the heart of the Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the world’s leading centers of advanced innovation and design, RIT Dubai features 10 undergraduate and six graduate programs in engineering, computing, business, city science, and service leadership. Spend a semester studying in a city of engineering and architectural wonder, and immerse yourself in a dynamic, vibrant culture. RIT Dubai recently completed phase one of construction on a state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis.
Kosovo is one of Europe’s newest democracies. And, with more than 50 percent of its population under the age of 30, it’s a youthful, vibrant country with an exciting nightlife and a deep sense of cultural exchange. RIT Kosovo is located within walking distance of Pristina’s downtown and offers course work in management, public policy, international relations, political science, and economics.
Experiencing Global Health Practices in Nigeria
Biomedical Sciences Professor Bolaji Thomas and a group of RIT students traveled to Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in diagnosis and treatment.
RIT Graduate Volunteers with Peace Corps
Alessandra Santarosa, an RIT alum who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, taught English for two years as a volunteer with the Peace Corps. This experience enabled Santarosa to give back to the country that hosted her for a study abroad experience during her time at RIT.
Students from the interior design, industrial design, and biomedical engineering majors traveled with Professor Mary Golden to Honduras to gather research and data to better understand the health issues facing the country’s neonatal care and infant mortality. Upon their return to RIT, students used design and engineering solutions to develop products and solutions that helped to improve maternal and infant care.
Global Engineering for a Local Impact
Associate Professor Marcos Esterman and senior engineering students use cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems, make a social impact, and empower citizens of Cali, Colombia. A range of collaborative projects that are part of the students’ multidisciplinary senior design course utilize technology including solar-powered 3D printers and aquaponics.
Brenda Abu, a post-doctoral fellow in the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, was joined by RIT students to assist with her research in Ghana. The team looked at the different factors that contribute to anemia and developed ways to make these factors less of an influence in order to reduce the likelihood of the disease.
Using Mapping Technology to Help Refugees in Rwanda
RIT students traveled to Rwanda with Professor Brian Tomaszewski to gather data to create maps that can help to improve the lives of Rwanda refugees and refugee camp organizers. Under the leadership of Tomaszewski, students used geographic information systems mapping technology to create maps that are easier for refugees and humanitarian organizations to use, allowing refugees to get the resources they need.