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Global Affairs

Study Abroad

11/08/2016 12:43 pm

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Go Global with RU gives each Rockford University the opportunity to study abroad.  The time for you to begin the adventure of a lifetime is right now!  Studying abroad allows students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply that knowledge out into the world to gain a greater global perspective.  During your experience gaining a world-class education you will be able to improve your use of a foreign language, develop intercultural knowledge, pick up international skills that will look good on a resume and learn more about yourself all while gaining life experience.

Contact Information

Sam Bandy, Director
815-226-4138
SBandy@rockford.edu

Maria Diemer
Assistant Director of Global Affairs
815-394-5112
MDiemer@rockford.edu

Deepshikha Shukla, Ph.D., Global Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Physics
DShukla@rockford.edu

Location: Burpee Building 2nd Floor

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Short-Term Study Abroad

Office of Global Affairs

11/08/2016 12:41 pm

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Privet! Hej! Guten tag! Ni hao! Konnichiwa!

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.

Events 2016-2017

February 23 Study Abroad Fair 12-1   Regents Hall
February 23 Swedish Festival 5-7    Regents Hall
March 16 Trending Now! 12-1   Regents Hall
March 30 50 Minutes Around the World 12-1   Regents Hall
April 22 International Food Festival 5-9    Regents Hall

 

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

Global Ambassador Program

The Global Ambassador Program pairs new international students with a Rockford University student who has been on campus for at least one year. Global Ambassadors assist new international students from the time that a student arrives to Rockford University until the end of her or his first year. The goal of this program is for Global Ambassadors to help international students acclimate to the Rockford University campus and U.S. academic system through post-orientation and first year follow up as a peer mentor for the new student.

Ambassador Family Program 

The Ambassador Family Program matches families in the Rockford community with international students. These families help international students by giving them the opportunity have authentic cultural experiences in the area and in their homes. Many students who have participated in this program in past years have shared holidays at their ambassador families’ homes and have attended local area attractions with their family.

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.

 

Contact Information

Sam Bandy, Director
815-226-4138
SBandy@rockford.edu

Maria Diemer, Assistant Director of Global Affairs
815-394-5112
MDiemer@rockford.edu

Deepshikha Shukla, Ph.D., Global Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Physics
DShukla@rockford.edu

Location: Burpee Building, 2nd Floor

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gallery

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GALLERY

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