Undergraduate Study Abroad

International Opportunities in Providence

Now that you are back, it is likely that you will want to participate in internationally-focused activities. Below you’ll find some suggestions of how to maintain your global engagement through opportunities at Brown, in the local community, and beyond.

In the Local Community

At Brown

  • Join a Brown student group or sit in on a meeting—there is one for just about everything!
  • Drop by the Watson Institute for International Studies and see what programs, seminars or guest lecturers are being sponsored.
  • Participate in programming offered by the Brown Center for Students of Color. Sample programs include Asian/Asian American History Month in October and Caribbean Heritage Week in March.
  • Go to the office hours of a professor in the Comp Lit Department, Portuguese Studies department, or other related department. You could look into opportunities to TA a language course or pursue research opportunities.
  • Consider completing a Group Independent Study Project (GISP) or an Independent Study Project (ISP). Learn Swahili with five of your closest friends or study the political practices of Turkey on your own. See the Curricular Resource Center for details.
  • Get involved with the Conversation Partners Program at Brown.

With the Study Abroad Office

  • Share your stories with prospective study abroad students. Look for an email from us when you return, asking you to be on a list of students who are willing to share their experiences.
  • Represent your program/country at an upcoming outreach event
  • Come work for us as a Peer Advisor! We hire once a year, so check the Student Employment Website in late July - early August.

Don’t worry – there’s more! Throughout the year, we'll contact students who have returned from abroad with unique opportunities and programs.

It’s never too early to start exploring professional development opportunities, especially now that you have returned from your study abroad experience with honed skills and new perspectives.
Throughout the year, the study abroad team facilitates events to share information about programs, engage students in dialogue around culture and identity, and prepare students to fully embrace their experience abroad.
Study Abroad Advising sponsored programs and events that typically occur each semester.