Global Scholar at Rochester campus
What is Global Scholars Study Abroad program?During the course of undergraduate studies at RIT Croatia, all students have the opportunity to spend a maximum of two semesters at one of our Global campuses at Rochester or in Dubai, while paying home campus tuition. Program is excellent way to immerse into foreign culture and life while having full support of the study abroad office in visa, housing, dining, course registration and other services and activities associated with the program.
When can I apply for the program?As our academic year is divided into Fall and Spring semester, Study abroad office informs students about Global Scholars opportunities at the beginning of each semester, and organize info sessions, Study Abroad Fair and connects interested students with the ones that have been previously attended the program.
Application deadline for Fall semester is in March, and for the Spring semester in October. Exact deadlines are communicated to students via e-mails, and other promotional materials.
What documents are needed for application for Rochester campus?All students should visit the link https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/global/rit-global-scholars where application form, FAQ and steps for the program are updated for each academic year.
Along with application form, found on the link above, student will need: passport bio page, official bank statement that shows enough funds for the term students are applying, a letter of support if financial documents are not in student's name, student's most recent Study Plan from your home campus academic advisor.
Application and other documentation are to be submitted in one single document in PDF format to RITGlobal@rit.edu, with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does it cost to go on the Global Scholar Study Abroad program to Rochester campus?Students continue to pay tuition to their home campus, according to the deadlines and requirements set by Finance office, along with any scholarship or Financial Aid included, plus students will pay for Program fee which covers housing, dining, insurance and activities while on the program. Program fee for Fall semester is estimated to $6200, and for Spring semester to $5500. The program fee cost depends mostly on the type of the housing and dining option students choose.
Other expenses associated with the program include airfare, SEVIS fee, US embassy fee, textbooks for courses, and personal spending.
When should I arrive and how long will I stay at Rochester campusWhen you come to RIT for the fall semester of AY 16-17, you can arrive as early as August 15, 2016. Fall orientation activities start on August 16, 2016. If you arrive earlier than the designated move-in date, you will be charged an early arrival fee. RIT classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, August 22 and continue through December 16. If you are not staying for the spring term, you will need to move out of RIT housing by December 17 at 10AM. According to immigration regulations, you must return to your home country within 30 days after the end date as it shows on your I-20 or DS2019 certificates.
Summer housing may be different than the spring semester housing, and you may be required to move. Summer arrival dates and departure dates will be determined upon your acceptance and course registration. Spring of AY 16-17 arrival and orientation dates will be released soon.
For a complete calendar which includes holidays and breaks, please visit: www.rit.edu/calendar
What airport do I fly into?Be sure to schedule your flights so that you arrive in Rochester, NY (ROC – Greater Rochester International Airport) between 6am and 9pm EST (Eastern Standard Time). We can arrange for someone to pick you up from the airport during these times.
Who will pick me up at the airport?You will be picked up at the airport by either the RIT program coordinator or an RIT Peer Advisor (PAL) student. Please share your flight information with the RIT program coordinator as soon as possible and she will confirm who will be picking you up before your departure.
Will I have healthcare?The Student Heath Center provides a wide variety of healthcare services including comprehensive primary care, injection services and health education. The staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners and trained nurses. The Student Health Center staff will refer you to a local specialist if you need one. This is covered through your RIT student health and activity fee.
Will I have health insurance?All international students are required to have comprehensive health insurance to pay for hospitalizations and other medical services not available on campus. To ensure you are covered, RIT will automatically enroll you in the program in RIT's Basic Student Sickness & Accident Plan. Certain international students will be eligible for an automatic exemption from this insurance plan as determined by the Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Enrollment Services Offices. All other requests for exemption must meet the criteria outlined at https://www.universityhealthplans.com/secure/waiver.cgi?school_id=238
Who should I contact with questions?If you have any questions about the Global Scholars program, please contact your study abroad advisor in your home campus. Petra Vodopija Borković at Dubrovnik campus email@example.com and Marina Androš Drmač at Zagreb campus at firstname.lastname@example.org