Office of International Education

Globalization of Education


International Partnerships


The University maintains international cooperative agreements and projects that add breadth and depth to its academic programs, fostering the development of global values, multiculturalism, diversity, integrity, and the equality of cultures and nations as well as enhance the URI undergraduate and graduate students’ global competence.

The University’s international partnerships include a wide range of interests and practices that translates into collaborative research with international partners, granting of dual degree at the undergraduate and graduate level, globalization of operations through institutional linkages, and exchanging students and/or working with student interns.

For each type of interest, there is an agreement (see below):


Memorandum-01Memorandum of Understanding or MOU refers to a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. They identify the collaborative activities in general terms.


DualDegree-01Dual 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 enable the reciprocal exchange of non-degree students.  They require a 1:1 ratio.


VisitingStudent-01Visiting 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.



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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