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Study Abroad

Students abroad

STUDY ABROAD

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The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) helps prepare Rockford University 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 Rockford University’s strategic objectives.

Mission Statement of the Office of Global Affairs

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
  • Provide services related to U.S. immigration regulations
  • Offer international student orientation
  • Provide international student academic advising and support
  • Assist with tax preparation for international students
  • Provide translation and interpretation referrals

Core Values of the Office of Global Affairs

  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
  • “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
  • Enable everyone to have the opportunity to experience traveling abroad.

Study Abroad Exchange Programs

To apply for any of our Study Abroad programs, please fill out our Study Abroad Application

For information on how to apply for a US Passport

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/apply.html

Department Information

Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Burpee 2nd Floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
001-815-226-4138
Fax: 001-815-226-4141

Skype ID: sam_rockford
微信/WeChat ID: SamOGA_Rockford
Sam Bandy, Director
sbandy@rockford.edu

Maria Diemer, Assistant Director
mdiemer@rockford.edu

微信/Wechat ID: JulieOGA_Rockford
Julie Griffith, Coordinator
jgriffith@rockford.edu

微信/WeChat ID: jcty911
姜陈彤昱/Dandi Jiang, 在读研究生
研究生助理 Graduate Assistant
cjiang@rockford.edu

Hours:

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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