Office of International Education

Globalization of Education

International Agreements

International Agreements of Cooperation and Partnerships between the University of Rhode Island and other universities may be established with the purpose of establishing:

  • Collaborative Research
  • Reciprocal exchange of non-degree and degree students for a semester or year
  • Admission of incoming international undegraduate and graduate students that include earning, respectively, a degree from a partner institution and URI (not a joint degree)
  • Receive or send students to participate in collaborative research at a partner institution
  • Receive or send a student intern to intern with an employer and/or research firm overseas or Rhode Island employers with which URI has a Memorandum of Understanding.


Memorandum-01These documents refer to a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. They identify the collaborative activities in general terms.


StudentExchange-01_000These agreements are developed with the principal aim to enable the reciprocal exchange of non-degree students They require a 1:1 ratio.


DualDegree-01These agreements are developed with the aim of facilitating fulfilling degree requirements at one or more institutions. When exchanging students, they require a 1:1 ratio.


VisitingStudent-01These agreements enable the participation of one-way incoming non-degree and degree students. They do not require a 1:1 ratio.



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.  The URI academic sponsor must submit a DS-2019 Request Form and an Intern Training/Internship Placement Plan Form (DS-7002).



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