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Connecting Rochester and the World

Since its founding in 1850, the University of Rochester has transformed the city, the region, the nation, and the world.


Office for Global Engagement

OGE is the central point of contact and coordination for global activities undertaken by the University of Rochester, as well as international institutions seeking to engage with the University.

International Services Office

ISO provides the University’s international students, scholars, employees, and other visitors with immigration support and other related support services.

Center for Education Abroad

CEA advises students throughout every stage of their study abroad journey, offering assistance with program exploration, the application processes, academic planning, and re-entry programming.

The University of Rochester is a top-tier research institution which has the third highest percentage of international students among all U.S. universities (U.S. News). Guided by its commitment to equity, diversity, and sustainability, the institution embodies its motto: Meliora “ever better”. With seven schools, over 200 academic majors, nearly 12,000 students, six hospitals comprising a leading academic medical center, and the nation’s premier optics institute, it is a hub of excellence. The University of Rochester prioritizes fostering a tight-knit community, characterized by personalized support and personal-scale engagement. This nurturing of students’ social and academic interests forms a solid foundation for the University’s standing as one of the preeminent research universities in the United States.


The University is home to more than 4,000 international students and scholars from over 130 countries. Explore undergraduate and graduate (Bulletin) study opportunities at Rochester.


Over 100 institutions in more than 30 countries partner with the University. These collaborations offer international opportunities both on campus and worldwide for our students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and staff.

Travel Registry & Security

If you are participating in a University-sponsored or supported program abroad, please register your travel and familiarize yourself with the relevant health, safety, and security guidelines.

Visiting Students, Collaborators, & Researchers

Whether planning a short-term visit or a long-term stay, we offer assistance with registration, visa requirements, documentation, and living in Rochester. Our team is here to support all your needs.

Latest news and updates


University of Rochester Joins Global Education Leaders at The PIE Live North America 2024

    The University of Rochester is proud to be one of the sponsors of The PIE Live North America 2024. “PIE” stands for Professionals in International Education! This event is scheduled for November 19-20, 2024, in Boston, and will … Continued

Ravi Shankar Awarded at NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Ravi Shankar, Assistant Vice Provost for International Services and Support at the University of Rochester, has been honored with NAFSA’s Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious recognition celebrates individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to international education. He has been … Continued

UR Global Q&A with Bienfait Mugenza

We had a conversation with our international alumnus, Bienfait Mugenza ’21 (political science), Founder & Director of Congo Peace Academy . He also ran as a candidate for Member of Parliament earlier this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. … Continued

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