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Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Privet! Hej! Guten tag! Ni hao! Konnichiwa!
Welcome to Rockford!

At Rockford University, we welcome students from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Our international students may represent diverse cultures, but they share one thing in common – the desire to think, act and change the world.
Office of Global Affairs
OGA helps prepare RU's students, faculty and community constituents for active participation in a rapidly changing global society by internationalizing our campus and curriculum, facilitating experiential learning opportunities, and developing our international partnerships to achieve RU's strategic objectives.
Mission statement of the OGA
Create a supportive and interactive learning environment that celebrates multiculturalism by bringing all of Rockford University's diverse student body together, in such a way that the academic as well as
extra-curricular experiences of all students are enhanced and enjoyed.
Services provided by the OGA:
  • Assist both U.S. and International students in realizing their dreams of studying abroad 
  • Services related to U.S. immigration regulations
  • International student orientation
  • International student academic advising and support
  • Tax assistance for international students 
  • Translation and interpretation referrals 
Why Rockford University?

Rockford University, located just 90 minutes from Chicago, is a great place to experience the United States and gain an exceptional education.

A four-year, private liberal arts university, Rockford University offers a variety of programs and services. Over 80 majors, minors and concentrations, small class sizes, wireless internet, and on-campus housing and food service are just the beginning.

Rockford University is an institution which values global and ethnic diversity. Today, students from a variety of different states and countries call Rockford home.

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Who is classified as an international applicant?

  • A student requiring an F-1 Student Visa to study in the U.S.
  • An undocumented student
  • A holder of an "Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: "Refugee,” "Asylum Granted,” "Parolee” or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant”
International Students at Rockford University

Cui Zheng

Home Country:
Program of study/major: Nursing

Why did you choose RU?

My friend introduced this university to me. The nursing major is great here.

Read more about Cui

Amour Muro

 Amour Muro

Home Country:
Program of study/major: Economics

Why did you choose RU?
It's Liberal arts university that is small and focused on its students.

Read more about Amour

Mariana Rosas

Home country:
Mexico City, Mexico
Program of Study/major: Spanish / Psychology

Why did you choose RU?

I chose Rockford University because of the home like feeling, even away from home. The staff is great as well as the students, very cozy friendly environment.

Read more about Mariana

Contact us
for more information:

Samuel Bandy
Maria Diemer
Interim Assistant Director of Global Affairs/Coordinator of ESL

Rebecca Miziniak
Admission Counselor
International Admission Specialist
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