INTERNATIONAL CENTER

Globalization of Education

URI INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AGREEMENTS

International education activities at the University of Rhode Island, aimed at developing students for the global environment, intercept and link fields of studies, such as Languages, Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing, Marine Biology and International Business, providing students with an opportunity to select and work in several fields of interest. 

International education programs engage students, members of faculty and administration.  They vary in length and time of the year (e.g., year-long, semester, summer, J-term, spring break, etc.).  In many cases, international education programs include collaborating with international associates and visiting research scholars on special projects where students are mentored through field projects such as sustainable use of coastal ecosystems in Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Tanzania and more.

Agreements written in English and another language

Agreements, in English and the language of the partner institution(when requested) must include:

  • Period of the Agreement
  • Liability statements
  • Enrollment and Admission Requirements
  • Points of contact
  • Non-discrimination clause
  • Applicable statutes and governing law

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

A Memorandum of Understanding document or MOU refers to a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. They identify the collaborative activities in general terms.

DUAL DEGREE EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS

Dual Degree Exchange Agreements facilitate degrees awarded by two institutions.  It may include exchanging students at a BA/BS vs MA, MS, MBA levels.  They require a 1:1 ratio.

STUDENT EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS

Student Exchange Agreements enable the reciprocal exchange of non-degree students.  They require a 1:1 ratio.

VISITING STUDENTS AGREEMENTS

Visiting Student Agreements enable the participation of incoming non-degree and/or degree students  who plan to participate in a 2+2 or 3+x student agreement. They do not require a 1:1 ratio.

J-1 INTERN TRAINING AGREEMENTS

International students may come to URI as interns to complete their graduation project from their home school and/or conduct research with a URI faculty member.   They may be attending or graduated from an University of Rhode Island international education partner (all above).  The URI academic sponsor will be required to submit DS-7002 identified as the Intern Training/Internship Placement Plan Form.   The Office of International Students & Scholars will be prepared the DS-7002 in collaboration with the internship supervisor at URI.

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