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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 study opportunities at Rochester. Learn more about our programs and resources, here.


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


Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Global Engagement and a Decade of Growth at the University of Rochester

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Office for Global Engagement (OGE), it is a reflective moment on the evolution of the office and the growth of services and support for international students, scholars, employees, and families. The International … Continued

Celebrating a Decade of Global Engagement at the University of Rochester

By Megan Bennett-Spears, Associate Director of International Partnerships As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University of Rochester’s Office for Global Engagement (OGE), I am filled with immense pride and excitement. Having been part of the OGE for nearly … Continued

Celebrating a Decade of Global Impact: The Center for Education Abroad and the Office for Global Engagement

  As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Office for Global Engagement, it’s the perfect moment to reflect on the transformative journey and significant contributions of one of its key units, the Center for Education Abroad (CEA). Although CEA … Continued

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