The University of Rochester is committed to international education and to preparing students to take their place in the global political and economic community. This commitment ensures enthusiastic support for all students who choose to enhance their education by studying abroad.
Costs and Finances
For most students, studying abroad cost about the same as studying at the University of Rochester. We’ve highlighted what you need to know about financing your student’s study abroad trip on the following pages:
We also suggest checking out our scholarship page.
Health and Safety
Making sure your child has everything they need to stay safe and healthy while abroad is important to us. That’s why we make sessions on health and safety part of our mandatory pre-departure training. See the Health Care Guide and Checklist for Student Travelers.
All University of Rochester students are covered under our Travel Assistance Services plan, which provides emergency medical and security evacuation coverage. There is no additional cost for this benefit. For more information, see the Travel Assistance Services tab on the Global Engagement Student Travel webpage
All students who plan on going abroad will be required to complete the Pre-Departure Orientation found in their application in the Education Abroad Portal prior to departure. The online presentation will consist of a series of videos that will address academics, finances, health, safety, and cross-cultural matters in an interactive format.
Resources for Parents
- US State Department Resources for Students
- Diversity Abroad
- US Embassies' Recommendations to Americans Abroad
- World-Wide News Links
- Current Travel Conditions in Europe (by Rick Steves)
Health and Safety Guidelines:
- NAFSA: AIE Health and Safety Guidelines
- US State Department's Travel Warnings and Advisories
- Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), Chicago
- Council on International Educational Exchange