Matthew Lees of Cato Studies Abroad in Italy

ROCHESTER, NY – Matthew Lees of Cato is studying abroad in Rome, Italy, during spring semester.

Lees is a third-year film and animation major in Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 2008, the Study Abroad & Fellowships Office works with students, faculty members, affiliate universities and international institutions to provide RIT students with the opportunity to participate in more than 250 programs in 50+ countries.

Students have the option of studying abroad any time of the year whether it is through a program at one of RIT’s global campuses, an affiliate semester program through one of our unique faculty led programs, or one of the short term summer programs.

These study abroad programs give students the opportunity to pursue their social, academic and professional interests in a global environment.

By studying abroad, students have the chance to travel, experience new adventures, learn a foreign language, gain a different perspective on their major, immerse themselves in a different culture and develop lifelong friends, among many other things.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

RIT enrolls 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For three decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.

RIT is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges, its Guide to 322 Green Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.