Undergraduate Study Abroad

Navigate the Process

We are pleased that you are considering incorporating study abroad into your time at Brown. We recognize planning for study abroad can be overwhelming so we'd like to share a few short steps to help guide you through the process.

Step 1 - Explore:

Step 2 - Define your experience:

  • Define your personal, professional, and academic goals for study abroad. Prioritize programs and countries that align with these goals. 
  • Determine when you want to study abroad - you can choose from year, semester and summer programs.
  • Research prerequisites for the programs/countries that interest you  (e.g.,  language requirements).
  • Start narrowing down programs and meet with a study abroad advisor

Step 3 - Make it happen:

  • Familiarize yourself with relevant dates and deadlines for your program(s) of interest.
  • Meet with your concentration advisor to ensure that you are able to fulfill academic requirements.
  • Talk to your family about study abroad; keep parents and other supporters informed.
  • Apply!

Step 4 - Go Abroad:

  • Accept a spot on a program.
  • Follow the post-acceptance process provided by the study abroad advising team.
  • Pack your bags!

Feel free to contact us with questions and meet with one of our peer advisors, current Brown students who have already studied abroad.