About UC International

UC International supports the University of Cincinnati's global education and research mission.

We believe that diversity is the cornerstone of creative excellence. As a truly international community, we can prepare our students for a global future, engage our university in the communities we serve, and field research teams that can address complex world problems.

Vice Provost's Message

Vice Provost Raj Mehta stands in the atrium of Van Wormer Hall

Our world changed unimaginably in the year of COVID. More than ever, we have become conscious of how interconnected our world is. The saying is, "Think globally, act locally." As a Carnegie-1 public research university, we must act globally, too.

Our Next Lives Here vision of inclusion, innovation and real-world impact can only be realized if our outlook is international.

I am inspired by the University of Cincinnati students, faculty, staff and alumni whose passion and spirit of service embody this vision.

When all of us embrace our international community, plan for a global future and scale our work for wide-reaching impact, I believe that we can make all the difference in the world.

I believe that we can make all the difference in the world.

Dr. Raj Mehta Vice Provost for International Affairs


In 2005, under the direction of UC President Nancy Zimpher, international student services and the study abroad office were combined to form UC International. The University of Cincinnati became one of a few universities with a senior leader and planning division devoted to global initiatives.

Under the leadership of the first Vice Provost for International Affairs, Dr. Mitch Leventhal, UC became one of the founding members of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC), the national professional organization that sets standards for international student recruitment.

Leventhal was succeeded by UC's director of the University Honors Program, Dr. Raj Mehta, in 2012. Mehta has devoted the resources of UC International to building strategic partnerships around the world, emphasizing university-wide research and teaching collaborations in addition to student and faculty exchange.

In 2018, International Admissions became a unit underneath the UC International umbrella.



UC Bearcat Bands en route to Egypt

May 13, 2024

Through strategic partner Future University in Egypt, portion of the UC marching band has the opportunity to represent UC in Cairo, Egypt.


UC engineering students can co-op in research labs around the...

May 7, 2024

More than 100 years ago, cooperative education (co-op) was invented at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science. Since then, UC has spent the last century fine-tuning and improving the program. The Global Research Labs Program is one of the most recent advancements in co-op opportunities for students.

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