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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 undergraduate and 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

Q&A with Nate Bloemke

Welcome to the University of Rochester’s Office for Global Engagement’s Q&A series, known as ‘UR Global.’ This initiative is all about connecting with future international students, scholars, and researchers. We’re here to shed light on the University’s leaders and change-makers … Continued

Alexis Sparapani poses for a photo on the University of Rochester campus in front of a display that reads: "Meliora".

Q&A with Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Alexis Sparapani

Alexis Sparapani, a Ph.D. candidate from the CONICET Research Center in Argentina, spent three months as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Rochester. His primary focus during this period was the “All-Optical Switching Using Spatio-Temporal Analogies in Media with Arbitrary Nonlinear Profiles” project at the Institute of Optics, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Guidance for University-sponsored travel in Middle East

The University and its Office for Global Engagement are monitoring the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and evaluating the potential safety concerns for our travelers around the world. With University travelers’ safety and security in mind, please see below … Continued