RIT offers new grant to liberal arts majors to encourage students to study abroad

Created: February 15, 2020 10:02 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Liberal arts majors at Rochester Institute of Technology are now eligible for an automatic $500 dollar international travel grant to be used for study involving their degree programs.

The Global Opportunites Grant is the latest incentive program to encourage students to experience learning in other countries. The grant aims to send 40 students abroad each year.


In a news release on Thursday RIT said:

“Our goal is to get more students to study abroad,” said Jenny Sullivan, director of education abroad and educational fellowship. “Studying abroad is one of the most impactful college experiences a student can have in terms of getting the greatest return on investment on their personal, educational and professional growth.”

No application is required for the one-time grant however, the student must be eligible for study abroad, be in good academic standing and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

For more information on the Global Opportunities Grant click here

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