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.



These documents refer to a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. They indicate a common line of action and identify the collaborative activities in general terms.


These agreements are developed with the principal aim to enable the reciprocal exchange of nondegree students and lay out the terms of the participation/exchange. They require a 1:1 ratio.


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


These 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 academic sponsormust submit a DS-2019 Request Form and an Intern Training/Internship Placement Plan Form (DS-7002).




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